Foreword

Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle has been delivered to you with confidence. It was produced using the latest techniques and strict quality control. This manual was prepared to help you understand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilometers) of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. In the U.S., a separate Warranty Information and Maintenance Log Booklet or in Canada, a Warranty and Roadside Assistance Information Booklet explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle and vehicle maintenance schedules. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your vehicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law. Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to them.

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owner’s manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with controls and maintenance requirements, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. WARNING IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and complete trip for you and your passengers! • NEVER drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for conditions. • ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint systems. Pre-teen children should be seated in the rear seat. • ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. • ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for important safety information.

For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive models, a mark is placed at the beginning of the applicable sections/items. As with other vehicles with features for off-road use, failure to operate fourwheel drive models correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read ‘‘Driving safety precautions’’ in the ‘‘Starting and driving’’ section of this manual. ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car because it has a higher center of gravity for off-road use. As with other vehicles with features of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read “On-pavement and offroad driving precautions”, and ‘‘Avoiding collision and rollover’’, and “Driving safety precautions”, in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL
MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle should not be modified. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered under NISSAN warranties. All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design without notice and without obligation. You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways: WARNING This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed precisely.

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portation services to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories. NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the central element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality standards that have been established by the factory. Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As you know, seat belts are an integral part of the safety systems that will help protect you and your passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. We urge you to use the seat belts every time you drive the vehicle. The NISSAN story of growth and achievement reflects our major goal: to provide you, our customer, with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsmanship — a product that we can be proud to build and you can be proud to own.

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Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a successful worldwide company that manufactures cars and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them in 170 nations. NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes textile machinery, fork-lift trucks, marine engines, boats and other products. NISSAN has made a substantial and growing investment in North America, starting with the opening of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. in 1960, and continuing with the production of some

cars and trucks at one of the world’s most modern manufacturing facilities, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A. in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling at Nissan Design International in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Research and Development in Farmington Hills, Michigan. NISSAN and its dealers indirectly employ about 60,000 Americans. NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppliers and over 140 dealers employ approximately 4,500 people. These include company employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada. In addition, many Canadians work for companies that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with materials and services ranging from operation of port facilities and trans-

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Table of Contents Seats. air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Do-it-yourself Maintenance Technical and consumer information Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 . restraints and supplemental air bag systems Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater.

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...............................................1-24 Rear facing installation at rear seat center position ............................................1-21 Seat belt maintenance ............................1-16 Three-point type with retractor .....1-3 Rear seat.....................................1-9 Warning labels......................................................................................................................................................1-13 Child safety........................................................1-4 Supplemental restraint system (supplemental air bag system).......1-21 Child restraints ..................1-2 Seat adjustment ................................................. restraints and supplemental air bag systems Front bucket seats.1-31 ..................................................................1-26 Rear facing installation at rear seat outboard positions ............................................................1-11 Supplemental air bag warning light.................1-15 Pregnant women ...........................................1-19 Seat belt extenders ......................1-16 Injured persons ...............................................................1 Seats................................1-25 Front facing installation at rear seat outboard positions .....................................1-2 Head restraints ...................................................................................................................................................1-16 Two-point type without retractor (rear center lap belt).....................................................................................1-11 Seat belts ........1-6 Supplemental air bag system.1-13 Precautions on seat belt usage .......................................1-29 Top strap child restraint.............................................1-22 Front facing installation at rear seat center position ............................................................

In an accident you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion.FRONT BUCKET SEATS ARS1152 ARS1206 WARNING Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat properly. After adjustment. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . the seat should be upright. gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. See ‘‘Precautions on Seat Belt Usage’’ later in this section. 1-2 Seats. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. This can be dangerous.

push the lock knob. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. pull it up. then push the head restraint down. To bring the seatback forward. pull the lever up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seat in position. ARS1207 MPA0001 Reclining To recline the seatback pull the lever up and lean back. Do not remove them. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 . WARNING After adjustment. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. To lower. Seats. HEAD RESTRAINTS To raise the head restraint.Forward and backward Pull the lever up and hold it while you slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position.

Fold down the seat back. 4. Lift the front of the seat cushion up and remove the seat cushion. Store the seat cushion in a secure place. 1-4 Seats.REAR SEAT ARS1235 ARS1224 ARS1225 Adjust the top of the head restraint even with the tops of your ears. 2. Pull outward on the two straps at the bottom of the seat cushions. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Pull the ring on top of the seat back up. Folding down 1. 3.

If they are not completely secured in the latched position. In a sudden stop or collision. Slide the seat cushion back. When returning the seatbacks to the upright position. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.ARS1226 ARS1227 Folding up 1. people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. WARNING Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. Hold the seat belts above the seat cushion. Never ride in the rear seat unless the seat bottom cushions are in place and latched. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop. Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Seats. In a collision. 3. be certain they are completely secured in the latched position. 4. passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 . Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. Push down the seat cushion until it latches. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. Push the seat back up until it latches 2.

rear impact. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental air bag inflates. The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. If you are unrestrained. you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash and may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. The supplemental air bags are designed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and front passenger seat belts and are not a substitute for them. The supplemental restraint system air bags can help reduce impact force to the driver and front passenger in certain frontal collisions. roll over. See ‘‘Seat belts’’ for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage later in this section. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . or lower severity frontal collision. WARNING The supplemental air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact. sitting sideways or out of position in any way. 1-6 Seats. ARS1151 The seat belts and the supplemental air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Always use the seat belts.SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (supplemental air bag system) This supplemental restraint system section contains important information concerning the driver and passenger supplemental air bags. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel and instrument panel. Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. leaning forward. Supplemental air bags inflate with great force.

restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 .ARS1153 ARS1041 ARS1042 Seats.

ARS1044 ARS1099 1-8 Seats. See ‘‘Child restraints’’ later in this section for details. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental air bag inflates if they are not properly restrained. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms.WARNING Never let children ride unrestrained. ARS1043 ARS1098 Never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations. An inflating supplemental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child.

However. Seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or instrument panel. It may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. However. The optional certification allows air bags to be designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully than previously. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly.SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SYSTEM The supplemental air bag system is designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions. all of the information. helps to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the occupant. They are also permitted in Canada. an inflating supplemental air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries. a fairly loud noise may be heard. although it may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag system operation. Since the supplemental air ARS1228 The driver supplemental air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. along with the use of the seat belts. Seats. as it may cause irritation and choking. followed by the release of smoke. regula- tions. It can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 . When the supplemental air bag inflates. These systems are designed to meet optional certification requirements under U. The passenger supplemental air bag is located in the top right section of the instrument panel. but care should be taken not to intentionally inhale it. The supplemental air bags. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. Supplemental air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body.S.

WARNING Do not place any objects on the steering wheel pad or on the instrument panel. several supplemental air bag system components will be hot. The SRS wiring harnesses (except the pre-tensioner seat belt system) are covered with yellow insulation either just before the harness connectors or over the complete harness for easy identification. by placing material over the steering wheel pad and above the instrument panel. Tampering includes changes to the steering wheel and the instrument panel assembly. The yellow Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring should not be modified or disconnected. suspension system or front end structure. 1-10 Seats. or by installing additional trim material around the supplemental air bag system. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. the force of the supplemental air bags inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to or against the supplemental air bag module during inflation. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . The supplemental air bags deflate quickly after a collision. Tampering with the supplemental air bag system may result in serious personal injury. Right after inflation. you may severely burn yourself. we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemental air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this owner’s manual. Work around and on the supplemental air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Do not touch them.bags inflate quickly in order to help protect the front occupants. Also. When selling your vehicle. This is to prevent accidental inflation of the supplemental air bag or damage to the supplemental air bag system. No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the supplemental air bag system. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles. and cause injury if the supplemental air bag inflates. do not place any objects between any occupant and the steering wheel or on the instrument panel. The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. This could affect proper operation of the supplemental air bag system. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the supplemental air bag system. Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system.

WARNING LABELS SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ARS1230 ARS1229 The supplemental air bag warning light. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 . If any of the following system conditions occur. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit. in the instrument panel. Seats. the supplemental air bag system Warning labels about the supplemental air bag system are placed in the vehicle as shown in the illustration. When the ignition key is in the ON or START position. the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. displaying monitors the circuits of the supplemental air bag system. This means the system is operational. the supplemental air bag modules and all related wiring.

the supplemental air bag warning light remains illuminated after inflation has occurred. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Repair and replacement procedure The supplemental air bag modules are designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury. 1-12 Seats. The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. the supplemental air bag system must be inspected 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the certification label located on the driver side door jamb pillar. The ignition key must always be in the LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle. or replaced if the supplemental air bag has inflated. When maintenance work is required on the vehicle. unless it is damaged. To ensure long-term functioning. The supplemental air bag system should be inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end portion of the vehicle. contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Under these conditions. WARNING Once the supplemental air bag inflates. the supplemental air bag system and related parts should be pointed out to the person conducting the maintenance.needs servicing and should be taken to an authorized NISSAN dealer: The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds. The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all. WARNING If the supplemental air bag warning light is on. Repair and replacement of the supplemental air bag system should be done only by an authorized NISSAN dealer. it could mean that the supplemental air bag system will not operate in an accident. If you need to dispose of the supplemental air bag or scrap the vehicle. As a reminder. the supplemental air bag module will not function again and should be replaced by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The supplemental air bag module cannot be repaired. the Supplemental Restraint System (supplemental air bag system) may not function properly. It must be checked and repaired. Correct supplemental air bag disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual.

even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive. WARNING Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Seats. The seat belt should be properly adjusted to a snug fit. Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible AROUND THE HIPS. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. NOT THE WAIST. Most U. Never run the belt behind your back.S. Always route the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. The belt should be away from your face and neck.SEAT BELTS ARS1154 ARS1100 PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE Your chances of being injured in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced if you are wearing your seat belt and it is properly adjusted. under your arm or across your neck. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. if appropriate. States and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven. but not falling off your shoulder. in child restraints. Children should be properly restrained and. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 . A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.

No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the pre-tensioner seat belt system. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . If the vehicle becomes involved in a frontal collision but the pretensioner is not activated. If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened. It does not contain seat belts. if necessary. Do not allow more than one person to use the same seat belt. This is to prevent accidental activation of the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. be sure to have the pre-tensioner system checked and. All seat belt assemblies including retractors and attaching hardware should be inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer after any collision. it may indicate a malfunction in the system. Seat belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted. NISSAN recommends that all seat belt assemblies in use during a collision be replaced unless the collision was minor and the belts show no damage and continue to operate properly. They could be injured in sudden braking or a collision. Have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer.Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area while the vehicle is in motion. Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat belt system may result in serious personal injury. Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted. replaced by your NISSAN dealer. ARS1103 Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely fastened to the proper buckle. It must be replaced together with the retractor and buckle as a unit. Work around and on the pretensioner system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness. Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For front seats) WARNING The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be reused after activation. 1-14 Seats. It is not designed for passengers. Never carry more people in the vehicle than there are seat belts.

an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. NISSAN recommends that all pre-teen children be restrained in the rear seat if possible.Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 . contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. When selling your vehicle. The lap belt may not fit over their small hip bones. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them properly. If any abnormality occurs in the pretensioner system. Working with the seat belt retractor. If you need to dispose of the pretensioner or scrap the vehicle.S. These seat belts are used the same as conventional seat belts. This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental re- CHILD SAFETY Children need adults to help protect them. the seat belt warning light will flash intermittently after the ignition key is turned to the ON or START position. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the pre-tensioner seat belt system. In this case. The smoke is not harmful. Generally. See ‘‘Child restraints’’ later in this section for more information. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury. The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s retractor. Correct pre-tensioner disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. infants up to about 1 year and less than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. The shoulder belt may come too close to the face or neck. there are many types of child restraints available for larger children which should be used for maximum protection. The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system activates in conjuction with the supplemental air bag. Front facing child restraints are available for children who outgrow rear facing child restraints. states and Canadian provinces or territories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. WARNING Infants and children need special protection. children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. the pre-tensioner seat belt will not function properly. it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of collisions. All U. Always use appropriate child restraints. The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. we request that you inform the buyer about the pretensioner seat belt system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Seats. When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates. but care should be taken not to intentionally inhale it as it may cause irritation and choking. According to accident statistics. In addition. They need to be properly restrained. In an accident. smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard.

Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. see ‘‘Supplemental restraint system’’ earlier in this section). not the waist. This can be dangerous. You should choose a child restraint which fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use. The lap belt should be worn snug and positioned as low as possible around the hips. middle portion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. depending on the injury. The booster seat should raise the child so the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top. Infants and small children NISSAN recommends that infants and small children be seated in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations. The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor THREE-POINT TYPE WITH RETRACTOR WARNING Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. In an accident INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts. The child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident or sudden stop. use the shoulder belt without the booster seat. If the child’s seating position has a shoulder belt that fits close to the face or neck. WARNING Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the vehicle is moving. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. if appropriate. PREGNANT WOMEN NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. Once the child has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face and neck. 1-16 Seats. Children should be properly restrained and. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. in a child restraint. restraints and supplemental air bag systems .straint system (Supplemental air bag system) for the front passenger (For precautions. ARS1104 Larger children Children who are too large for child restraints should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. the use of a booster seat (commercially available) may help overcome this.

When the cinching mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be extracted again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and the seat belt is fully retracted. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. Seats. the locking mode should not be activated. Position the lap belt portion low on the hips as shown.you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. A slow pulling motion permits the seat belt to move. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 . ARS1189 3. For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion. Adjust the seat. 4. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly. and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat. the seat should be upright. The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. Fastening the seat belt 1. 2. During normal seat belt use by a passenger. The front passenger seat belt has a cinching mechanism for child restraint installation. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the retractor to take up extra slack. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension. See ‘‘Child restraints ’’ later in this section for more information. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation.

or if you have any questions about seat belt operation. If the retractor does not lock during this check. Shoulder belt height adjustment (front seats only) The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. 2) When the vehicle slows down rapidly. see an authorized NISSAN dealer. 1-18 Seats. pull out on the adjustment button and move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position.) To adjust. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. The seat belt automatically retracts. Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly forward. press the button on the buckle. so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position. The belt should be away from your face and neck. ARS1054 ARS1239 Unfastening the seat belt To unfasten the seat belt. check the operation as follows. but not falling off of your shoulder. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate methods: 1) When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the retractor.To increase your confidence in the seat belts. (See ‘‘Precautions on seat belt usage’’ earlier in this section.

Insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. The center seat belt tongue can only be fastened into the center seat belt buckle. release the adjustment button and try to move the shoulder belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position. APD0627 ARS1055 TWO-POINT TYPE WITHOUT RETRACTOR (rear center lap belt) Selecting the correct set of seat belts The center seat belt buckle and tongue are identified by the word CENTER. Fastening the seat belts 1.WARNING After adjustment. Both the tongue assembly and the buckle are marked CENTER. The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Seats. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 .

ARS1238 ARS1076 ARS1057 2. 3. Position the lap belt low on the hips as illustrated. then pull on the belt. 1-20 Seats. 4. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Tighten the belt by pulling the free end of the belt away from the tongue. Loosen the belt by holding the tongue at a right angle to the belt.

the seat belts may retract slowly. If loose parts. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident. dry cloth. WARNING Only NISSAN seat belt extenders. an extender is available which is compatible with the installed seat belts. tongues. cuts or other damage on the webbing is found. Seats. retractors. made by the same company which made the original equipment seat belts. ARS1058 SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE To clean the seat belt webbings. Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat belts to dry in the shade. because of body size or driving position. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 . flexible wires and anchors. Unfastening the belt To unfasten the seat belt. If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors. it is not possible to properly fit the lapshoulder belt and fasten it. Persons who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Do not allow the seat belts to retract until they are completely dry. the entire seat belt assembly should be replaced. deterioration. See an authorized NISSAN dealer for assistance if the extender is required. work properly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean. press the button on the buckle. Periodically check to see that the seat belt and the metal components. apply a mild soap solution or any solution recommended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.SEAT BELT EXTENDERS If. The extender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of length and may be used for either the driver or front passenger seating position. such as buckles. should be used with NISSAN seat belts.

Also. Always follow all of the recommended procedures. Failure to use a child restraint can result in serious injury or death. Choose a child restraint that meets the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers recommended practice J1819 for child restraint installation. states and provinces of Canada require that infants and small children be restrained in an approved child restraint at all times while the vehicle is being operated. An inflating supplemental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. keep the following points in mind: 1) Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. A rear facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat. NISSAN recommends that the child restraint be installed in the rear seat.CHILD RESTRAINTS seat belt around both your child and yourself. ARS1098 WARNING Infants and small children should always be placed in an appropriate child restraint while riding in the vehicle. place your child in the child restraint and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with your child. Never install a rear facing child restraint in the front seat. According to accident statistics. All U. When selecting any child restraint. It is not possible for even the strongest adult to resist the forces of a severe accident. Child restraints for infants and small children of various sizes are offered by several manufacturers. do not put the same 1-22 Seats. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . The child could be crushed between the adult and parts of the vehicle. Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. In general. 3) If the child restraint is compatible with your vehicle. 2) Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat and seat belt system. An improperly installed child restraint could lead to serious injury or death in an accident. children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.S. child restraints are designed to be installed with a lap belt or the lap portion of a three-point type seat belt.

but as upright as possible. When purchasing a child restraint. The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.WARNING Improper use of a child restraint can result in increased injuries for both the infant or child and other occupants in the vehicle. be sure to select one which will fit your child and vehicle. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. Adjustable seatbacks should be positioned to fit the child restraint. Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. see “Installation on front passenger seat” later in this section for details. if the seat position where it is installed has a 3-point type lap/shoulder belt. The restraint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. For a front-facing child restraint. When your child restraint is not in use. It may not be possible to properly install some types of child restraints in your vehicle. put the shoulder belt behind the child restraint. check to make sure the shoulder belt does not go in front of the child’s face or neck. Tilt it from side to side. tighten the belt as necessary. Seats. If the restraint is not secure. If you must install a front-facing child restraint in the front seat. the risk of a child being injured in a collision or a sudden stop greatly increases. Follow all of the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use. After attaching the child restraint. test it before you place the child in it. If it does. If the child restraint is not anchored properly. Check the seating surface and buckles before placing your child in the child restraint. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 . CAUTION Remember that a child restraint left in a closed vehicle can become very hot. keep it secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or accident.

follow these steps: 1. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjustment. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.ARS1240 ARS1169 ARS1170 FRONT FACING INSTALLATION AT REAR SEAT CENTER POSITION When you install a child restraint in the rear center seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. 3. 2. 1-24 Seats.

REAR FACING INSTALLATION AT REAR SEAT CENTER POSITION When you install a child restraint in the rear center seat. follow these steps: 1. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. try to tighten the belt again. If it is not secure. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing. Before placing the child in the child restraint. 6. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated.ARS1171 ARS1172 ARS1173 4. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 . or put the restraint in another seat. 2. Seats. use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side. 5. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use.

ARS1174 ARS1175 3. Before placing the child in the child restraint. 1-26 Seats. The seat could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. If it is not secure. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjustment. Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place. or put the restraint in another seat.FRONT FACING INSTALLATION AT REAR SEAT OUTBOARD POSITIONS WARNING The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side. 5. try to tighten the belt again. 4. 6.

Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended. follow these steps: 1. 3. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 . Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. At this time.ARS1176 ARS1177 ARS1178 When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing. 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). Seats.

use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side.6. 7. repeat steps 3 through 6. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor. and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place. Before placing the child in the child restraint. Pull up on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted. the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. 1-28 Seats. If the seat belt is not locked. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . ARS1179 ARS1180 4. Allow the belt to retract. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. 5. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use.

Position the child restraint on the seat. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. follow these steps: 1. The seat could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Seats. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing. ARS1181 ARS1182 When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat.REAR FACING INSTALLATION AT REAR SEAT OUTBOARD POSITIONS WARNING The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. 2. Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 .

Allow the belt to retract. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side. Before placing the child in the child restraint. repeat steps 3 through 6. the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. At this time. 5. the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). Pull up on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place. 1-30 Seats. If the seat belt is not locked. 4. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. 6. restraints and supplemental air bag systems .ARS1183 ARS1184 ARS1185 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended.

25 mm Secure the top strap to the attaching bolt which provides the straightest installation of the strap. a metric bolt of the dimensions listed below must be used. Seats. ARS1236 TOP STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT If your child restraint has a top strap.After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted. The top strap anchor bracket hardware is available through an authorized NISSAN dealer. the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 . Anchor bracket hardware must be installed. Under no circumstances is it to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. install the anchor bracket to a provided anchor point. Part # 88894-89900* *: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest parts information. Secure the child restraint with the threepoint seat belt and latch the top strap hook WARNING Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints.0 mm Bolt length: at least 1. Make sure the shoulder belt is placed between the seat back and child restraint. To install the anchor bracket.18 in (30 mm) Thread pitch: 1. Bolt diameter: 8. onto the appropriate anchor bracket.

if you must install a forward-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. restraints and supplemental air bag systems . A rearfacing child restraint could be struck by the air bag in a crash and could seriously injure or kill your child. The carpet is perforated to allow access to the anchor points. However. move the passenger seat to the rear most position. A child restraint with a top strap should not be used in the front passenger seat. NISSAN recommends that child restraints be installed in the rear seat. 1-32 Seats. An authorized NISSAN dealer can assist you with the installation of your child restraint. Installation on front passenger seat WARNING Never install a rear facing child restraint in the front passenger seat.ARS1250 ARS1135 Anchor point locations Anchor points are located in the cargo area under the carpet. Air bags inflate with great force.

ARS1036 ARS1073 If you must install a child restraint in the front seat. It should be placed in a front facing direction only. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 . Position the child restraint on the front passenger seat. Move the seat to the rear most position. The restraint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Seats. follow these steps: 1. 2.

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3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.

4. Allow the seat belt to retract slightly. Pull up on the seat belt to remove any slack in the belt.

5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6.

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After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled.

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2 Instruments and controls

Meters and gauges ................................................2-2 Speedometer and odometer ..................................2-3 Tachometer.............................................................2-5 Engine coolant temperature gauge........................2-5 Fuel gauge .............................................................2-6 Warning/indicator lights and chimes ......................2-7 Theft warning (if so equipped) .............................2-12 Headlight and turn signal switch ..........................2-14 Daytime running light system (Canada only).......2-14 Front fog light switch (if so equipped)..................2-15 Windshield wiper and washer switch ...................2-16 Rear window wiper and washer switch (if so equipped) ....................................................2-17 Instrument brightness control...............................2-17 Rear window defogger switch ..............................2-18 Hazard warning flasher switch .............................2-18

Cigarette lighter (accessory) and ash tray...........2-19 Power point (if so equipped) ................................2-19 Storage compartment...........................................2-20 Tie down hooks ....................................................2-21 Tonneau cover......................................................2-22 Cup holder............................................................2-22 Map pockets .........................................................2-23 Dome light ............................................................2-24 Map lights (if so equipped)...................................2-24 Illuminated entry system ......................................2-25 Manual windows...................................................2-25 Power windows (if so equipped) ..........................2-25 Automatic power window switch ..........................2-27 Skyroof (if so equipped) .......................................2-27

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Instruments and controls 2-3 .SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER AIC1099 Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour (KM/H). Odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven.

Before each trip reset the trip odometer. Push and hold the reset knob for more than 1 second to reset either trip odometer.AIC1120 Trip odometer The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. Push the reset knob to change the display as follows: ODO (odometer) → TRIP A → TRIP B → ODO. 2-4 Instruments and controls .

stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. See the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section for immediate action required. The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature. Instruments and controls 2-5 . continued operation of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. CAUTION When engine speed approaches the red zone. The engine coolant temperature varies with the outside air temperature and driving conditions. shift to a higher gear. If the engine is overheated. Operating the engine in the red zone may cause serious engine damage. AIC1100 AIC1101 The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min).TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE CAUTION If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range.

The gauge needle is designed to hold its position when the ignition key is turned OFF. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge registers E (Empty). see the Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) later in this section. turning. 2-6 Instruments and controls . acceleration. After a few driving trips. or going up or down hills.FUEL GAUGE CAUTION If the vehicle runs out of fuel. the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may come on. AIC1102 The gauge indicates the APPROXIMATE fuel level in the tank. have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. For additional information. If the lamp remains on after a few driving trips. The gauge may move slightly during braking. the lamp should turn off. Refuel as soon as possible.

The following lights come on: . it may indicate a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the electrical system. . the light will not come on briefly and then go off. . or . The following lights come on briefly and then go off: or . If any light fails to come on. If the driver’s seat belt is fastened before the ignition key is turned to the ON position. Instruments and controls 2-7 .WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND CHIMES Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Low fuel warning light (if so equipped) Low washer fluid warning light (Canada only) 4-wheel drive indicator light model) ( Cruise indicator light (if so equipped) Overdrive off indicator light (automatic transmission only) Malfunction indicator light (MIL) or Anti-lock brake warning light or Brake warning light Supplemental air bag warning light High beam indicator light Automatic transmission park warning model) light ( Automatic transmission oil temperature warning light ( model) Seat belt reminder light and chime Engine oil pressure warning light Door open warning light Charge warning light Checking bulbs Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition key to the ON position without starting the engine. . Have the system repaired promptly.

Pressing the brake pedal with the engine stopped and/or low brake fluid level may increase your stopping distance and require greater pedal effort as well as pedal travel. do not drive until the brake system has been checked at an authorized NISSAN dealer. The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds. 2-8 Instruments and controls . If you judge it to be safe. the supplemental restraint system needs servicing and your vehicle must be taken to an authorized authorized NISSAN dealer. have the warning system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Driving could be dangerous. This means the system is operational. stop the vehicle and perform the following. If the driver’s seat belt is fastened before the ignition key is turned to the ON postion. 1. The high beam indicator light also comes on when the passing signal is activated. the light will not come on briefly and then go off. Add brake fluid as necessary. Seat belt warning light and chime The light and chime remind you to fasten your seat belts. Supplemental air bag warning light When the ignition key is in the ON or START position. 2. If the brake fluid level is below the MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir. the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off.Turn signal/hazard indicator lights These lights flash when the turn signal switch or hazard switch is turned on. If any of the following conditions occur. Otherwise have your vehicle towed because driving it could be dangerous. WARNING Your brake system may not be working properly if the warning light is on. See ‘‘Brake and clutch fluid’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. High beam indicator light This blue light comes on when the headlight high beams are on and goes out when the low beams are selected. If the brake fluid level is correct. the chime sounds five times and the light illuminates. drive carefully to the nearest service station for repairs. Check the brake fluid level. If the driver’s seat belt is NOT securely fastened when the ignition key is turned to ON or START. the light comes on when the parking brake is applied and also warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light comes on while the engine is running with the parking brake not applied. or Brake warning light This light functions for both the parking brake and the foot brake systems. When the ignition key is in the ON position.

If the light flickers or comes on during normal driving. it may indicate a problem with the charging system. Unless checked and repaired. the dipstick to check the oil level. Instruments and controls 2-9 . pull off the road in a safe area. stop the engine immediately and call an authorized NISSAN dealer.The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. it could mean that the air bag will not operate in an accident. The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all. CAUTION Running the engine with the oil pressure warning light on could cause serious damage to the engine almost immediately. See ‘‘Window washer fluid’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E (Empty). Use 4-wheel drive indicator light This light comes on when the transfer shift control lever is in the 4H or 4L position. broken. Door open warning light This light comes on when any of the doors are not closed securely while the ignition key is in the ON position. Add washer fluid as necessary. Low fuel warning light (if so equipped) This light comes on when the fuel in the tank is low. Low washer fluid warning light (Canada only) This light comes on when the washer tank fluid is at a low level. the supplemental restraint system may not function properly. Turn off the engine as soon as it is safe to do so. If the belt is loose. see an authorized NISSAN dealer immediately. The oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate a low oil level. CAUTION Do not continue driving if the belt is loose. missing or if the light remains on. see the ‘‘Seats. Charge warning light If this light comes on while the engine is running. Refuel as soon as it is convenient. Turn the engine off and check the generator belt. See ‘‘Engine oil’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. Restraints and Supplemental Air Bag Systems’’ section of this manual WARNING If the supplemental air bag warning light is on. broken or missing. Engine oil pressure warning light This light warns of low engine oil pressure. For additional details on the supplemental restraint system (supplemental air bag system). There will be a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches E (Empty).

always make sure that the transfer control lever is in 2H. CAUTION Continued vehicle operation when the A/T oil temperature warning light is on may damage the automatic transmission. 4H or 4L position and the parking brake is applied. Shift the transfer control lever into the 2H. 4H or 4L could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly. or 4L and the parking brake is set. Cruise indicator light (if so equipped) This light comes on while the vehicle speed is controlled by the cruise control system. If an abnormality occurs in the system. If the light comes on while you are driving. have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. it may indicate a potential problem with the anti-lock brake system. If the CRUISE indicator blinks. reduce the vehicle speed as soon as safely possible until the light turns off. Failure to engage the transfer control lever in 2H. If the light comes on while the engine is running. 4H.WARNING When parking always make sure the transfer control lever is in the 2H. Have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. which could cause serious personal injury or property damage. If the transfer control lever is not secured in any drive position while the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. the anti-lock function ceases but the ordinary brakes continue to operate normally. contact an authorized NISSAN dealer for repair. or 4L could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly. When parking. If the ATP light is ON. resulting in serious personal injury or property damage. this indicates that the automatic transmission P (Park) position will not function and the transfer control lever is in the N (Neutral) position. 4H. Failure to engage the transfer control lever in 2H. the transmission will disengage and the vehicle may move unexpectedly. WARNING If the ATP light is ON. or 4L position when the warning light comes on. this indicates that the automatic transmission P (Park) position will not function and the transfer lever is in the N (Neutral) position. 2-10 Instruments and controls . Automatic transmission park model) warning light ( This light indicates that the automatic transmission parking function is not engaged. 4H. If the light comes on while driving. or Anti-lock brake warning light Automatic transmission oil temperature warning light model) ( This light comes on when the automatic transmission oil temperature is too high.

If the lamp . and that the vehicle has at least three gallons of fuel in the fuel tank. Malfunction indicator light blinking − An engine misfire has been detected which may damage the emission control system. Light reminder chime A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened with the headlight switch on unless the ignition key is in the ON position. Have the brakes checked as soon as possible if the warning sound is heard. if possible.Overdrive off indicator light (automatic transmission only) This light comes on when the overdrive switch is pushed to the OFF position. Check to make sure the fuel filler cap is installed and closed tightly. Malfunction indicator light (MIL) If the malfunction indicator light comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running. Turn the headlight switch off when you leave the vehicle. the should turn off if no other potential emission control system problem exists. avoid steep uphill grades. CAUTION Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability. does not turn off after a few driving trips. or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. The malfunction indicator lamp may also come on steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing. The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking and come on steady. Key reminder chime The chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened and the key is in the ignition switch. When a brake pad requires replacement. reduced fuel economy. reduce the amount of cargo being hauled or towed. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer. The lamp should turn off after a few driving trips. avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. Operation The malfunction indicator light will come on in one of two ways: Malfunction indicator lamp on steady − An emission control system malfunction has been detected. Have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. and possible damage to the emission control system. it makes a high pitched scraping sound when the vehicle is in motion whether or not the brake pedal is depressed. lamp After a few driving trips. tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. If the fuel filler cap is loose or missing. it may indicate a potential emission control problem. Take the ignition key when you leave the vehicle. Check the fuel filler cap. Instruments and controls 2-11 Brake pad wear warning The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer. To reduce or avoid emission control system damage: do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72 km/h).

the system may be deactivated when the The theft warning system provides visual and audio alarm signals if parts of the vehicle are disturbed. the SECURITY light turns off. How to activate the theft warning system 1. 5. 3. If the indicator light fails to glow for 30 seconds.1/2 second off rate (a door. All doors lock. IC0005 key is removed. unlock the door once and lock it again. a door is unlocked by the key or the multi-remote controller. during this 30 second time period. The hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. The system is now activated. Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON to turn the system off. 2. The horn may or may not beep once. Even when the driver and/or passengers are in the vehicle. Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light comes on. Furthermore. If. the system will activate with all doors and hood closed and locked and with the ignition key in the OFF position. The system can be activated even if the windows are open. The theft warning system is NOT activated if one of the following occurs: A door is unlocked or the ignition key is turned to the ACC or ON position during the 30 seconds in which the SECURITY light stays on. Theft warning system operation The theft warning system emits the following alarm: The headlights blink and the horn sounds 2-12 Instruments and controls . the system may not activate. If a door is open and you push the button the doors lock but the horn does not chirp and the hazard lights do not flash. the hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already locked. Push the button on the multi-remote controller. 4. the system will not activate. Close all windows. If the key is turned slowly when locking the door. Close the hood and all the doors.THEFT WARNING (if so equipped) button is pushed with all When the doors locked. or the ignition key is turned to ACC or ON. The SECURITY light blinks at a steady 1/2 second on . if the key is turned excessively to the unlock position. Refer to ‘‘silencing the horn beep feature’’ later in this section. Remove the key from the ignition switch. The SECURITY light glows for about 30 seconds and then begins to flash once every three seconds. When the ignition key is turned to the ACC or ON position. or the hood is open and the key is not in the ACC or ON position).

The alarm can be shut off by unlocking a door with the key or by pressing the button on the multiremote controller. In addition. The alarm automatically turns off after 2 to 3 minutes. Instruments and controls 2-13 . Silencing the horn beep feature If desired. the alarm reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm is activated by: opening a door without using the key (even if the door is unlocked by releasing the inside lock knob). The alarm does not stop if the ignition switch is turned to ACC or ON position. have it checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. To deactivate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least two seconds. Deactivating the horn beep feature does not silence the horn if the alarm is triggered. AIC1037 The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been reactivated. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been deactivated. If the system does not operate as described above. opening the hood. However.intermittently. the starter motor does not operate. the horn beep feature can be deactivated using the multi-remote controller. To activate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least two seconds once more. How to stop the alarm The alarm stops only by unlocking a door with the key or by pressing the button on the multi-remote controller.

It is necessary at dusk to turn on your headlights. license plate and instrument panel lights come on. rear combination. Turn the headlight switch position for full illumination to the when driving at night. push the lever forward. the daytime running lights do not illuminate. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others. AIC1116 Lighting Turn the switch to the position: The front combination. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch in the OFF position or in the position. The high beam lights come WARNING When the daytime running light system is active. The daytime running lights illuminate once the parking brake is released. If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started. 2-14 Instruments and controls .HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH light illuminates. To select the high beam function. tail lights on your vehicle are not on. Pull it back on and the to select the low beam. DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM (Canada only) The headlights automatically illuminate at a reduced intensity when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off. position: Turn the switch to the The headlights come on and all the other lights remain on.

AIC0618 To turn the front fog lights on. The headlight switch must be in the position (low beam headlights on) for the fog lights to operate. rotate the switch to the OFF position. When the turn is completed. but the lever does not latch. Turn signal Move the lever up or down to signal the turning direction. move the lever up or down to the point where the indicator light begins to flash. rotate the switch to the position. the turn signal cancels automatically. The fog lights automatically turn off whenever the high beam headlight function is selected. Instruments and controls 2-15 . To turn them off. Lane change signal To indicate a lane change.FRONT FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped) Passing signal Pulling the lever toward you turns on the headlight high beam.

WARNING In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Do not use the window washer reservoir tank to mix the washer fluid concentrate and water. Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the window washer reservoir tank. Warm the windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield. CAUTION Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 30 seconds. Push the lever down to operate the wipers. Operating the washer automatically cycles the wipers several times. AIC1118 2-16 Instruments and controls . Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Do not operate the washer if the reservoir tank is empty. and pull the lever toward you to operate the washer. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reservoir tank. Intermittent wiper operation can be adjusted from 1 to 19 seconds by turning the time control knob (Type B only).WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH The ignition switch must be in the ON position for the wipers or washer to be activated.

Turn the control to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The wiper operates intermittently. The instrument brightness control operates when the light switch is in the or position. Instruments and controls 2-17 . push the switch to the side. INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS CONTROL AIC1117 WARNING In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the window and obscure your vision. Do not operate the washer if the reservoir tank is empty. push and hold the switch down to the side. The wiper will cycle twice.REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH (if so equipped) CAUTION Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 30 seconds. Warm the rear window with the defogger before you wash the rear window. AIC1023 To operate the wiper. To operate the washer.

Push the switch on to warn other drivers when you must stop or park under emergency conditions. Push the switch again to turn the defogger off. Turn signals do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on. The rear window defogger indicator light on the switch comes on. CAUTION When cleaning the inner side of the window. WARNING When stalled or stopped on the roadway under emergency conditions.REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER SWITCH HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH Do not use the hazard warning flashers while moving on the highway unless unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traffic. 2-18 Instruments and controls . All turn signal lights flash. move the vehicle well off the road. AIC1004 SIC0050 To defog the rear window. Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. be careful not to scratch or damage the rear window defogger. start the engine and push the rear window defogger switch on. The hazard warning flashers can be actuated with the ignition switch in any position. The rear window defogger automatically turns off after approximately 15 minutes.

CAUTION The cigarette lighter socket is a power source for the cigarette lighter element only. AIC1024 AIC1104 The cigarette lighter element is an accessory. A genuine NISSAN cigarette lighter or equivalent can be purchased from an authorized NISSAN dealer. Return the lighter to its original position after use. it springs out. POWER POINT (if so equipped) The power point can be used for powering accessories. The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a power source for any other accessory is not recommended. Instruments and controls 2-19 . When the lighter is heated. Push the lighter in all the way. CAUTION Take care as the socket and plug may be hot during or immediately after use. They are rated at 12 Volts 120 Watts maximum. This power point is not designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit.CIGARETTE LIGHTER (accessory) AND ASH TRAY WARNING The cigarette lighter should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.

Use this power point with the engine running. headlights or rear window defogger is on. A storage compartment is located in the center bottom of the instrument panel. If good contact is not made. (If the engine is stopped. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory. Do not allow water to contact the socket. the plug may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may blow. When not in use. 120W (10A) power draw. Push the plug in as far as it will go. be sure to turn off the electrical accessory being used or the ACC power of the vehicle.) Avoid using when the air conditioner. this could result in a discharged battery.STORAGE COMPARTMENT Before inserting or disconnecting a plug. 2-20 Instruments and controls . be sure to close the cap. AIC1105 AIC1103 Do not use with accessories that exceed a 12 volt.

In a collision.TIE DOWN HOOKS The tie down hooks can be used to secure cargo with ropes or other types of straps. Use suitable ropes and hooks to secure cargo. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. WARNING Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. AIC1106 AIC1107 Do not apply a total load of more than 33 lbs (15kg) to a single hook when securing cargo. Instruments and controls 2-21 . Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage area. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a sudden stop or collision. people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.

Hard cups can injure you in an accident. AIC1119 The tonneau cover keeps the luggage compartment contents hidden from the outside. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks.TONNEAU COVER Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. 2-22 Instruments and controls . it can scald you or your passenger. Do not leave the tonneau cover in the vehicle with it disengaged from the holder. Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Some cup holders have a rubber insert that can be removed for cleaning and for using larger cups. CAUTION Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. In a sudden stop or collision. WARNING Never put anything on the tonneau cover. unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. If the liquid is hot. CUP HOLDER WARNING The cup holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Any object on it could cause an injury in an accident or sudden stop. no matter how small.

MAP POCKETS AIC1061 AIC1085 AIC1122 Map pockets are located on the side and back of the passenger seat. The map pocket can be used to store maps. AIC1025 Instruments and controls 2-23 .

regardless of door position. CAUTION Do not use for extended periods of time with the engine stopped. 2-24 Instruments and controls . To turn them off. the dome light illuminates by opening a door. the dome light illuminates regardless of door position. This could result in a discharged battery. refer to “Bulb replacement” in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual.DOME LIGHT For information regarding dome light bulb replacement. When the switch is in the OFF position. To turn on the map lights push the switches. When the switch is in the ON position. When the switch is in the center or DOOR position. push the switches again. MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped) IC1235M AIC0704 The dome light has a three-position switch and operates regardless of ignition key position. the dome light does not illuminate. CAUTION Leaving the dome light switch in the ON position for extended periods of time will result in a discharged battery.

ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights illuminate when a front. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents. MANUAL WINDOWS POWER WINDOWS (if so equipped) Battery saver If the vehicle doors are not fully closed and the interior lights remain illuminated. Interior lights that illuminate when doors are opened turn off after approximately 30 minutes. etc. turn the crank clockwise. these lights turn off in 30 seconds or turn off immediately when the key is turned to the ON position. turn the crank counterclockwise. Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. rear or the back door is opened. To open a window on the passenger side. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows. turn the crank clockwise. They could unknowingly activate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. WARNING Make sure that all passengers have their hands. they eventually turn off automatically to prevent the battery from becoming discharged. To open a window on the driver side. To close a window. Once the doors are closed. AIC0648 AIC1039 The side windows can be opened or closed by turning the hand crank on each door. To close a window. Instruments and controls 2-25 . turn the crank counterclockwise. inside the vehicle before closing the windows.

Locking passenger’s windows When the lock button is depressed. Push it in again to cancel the window lock function. 2-26 Instruments and controls . The driver side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close all the windows. AIC1028 AIC1110 Passenger power window switch The passenger switch opens or closes the passenger window. press the driver switch and hold it down. To open the driver window. press the switch and hold it down.The power windows operate when the ignition key is in the ON position. To close the window. lift the switch up. To close the window. To open the window. Rear power windows The rear power window switches open or close only the corresponding window. lift the switch up. only the driver side window can be opened or closed. To open the window. To close the window. push the switch and hold it down. push the switch up.

The skyroof may be scratched if it is opened with the gear basket in place. Remove water drops. lift the switch up while the window is opening. Instruments and controls 2-27 . The skyroof cannot be removed. completely press the driver window switch down and release it.SKYROOF (if so equipped) CAUTION Do not open skyroof when gear basket is in place. WARNING In an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle through an open skyroof. To stop the window. then push the handle up to the fully tilted position. For instructions to remove the gear basket. ice or sand from the skyroof before opening. snow. Do not allow anyone to stand up or extend any portion of their body out of the skyroof opening while the vehicle is in motion. Always use seat belts and child restraints. Do not place heavy objects on the skyroof or surrounding area. Always remove the gear basket before opening skyroof. it need not be held. Opening Pull the handle down. AIC1121 AIC1111 AUTOMATIC POWER WINDOW SWITCH To fully open the driver window. refer to ‘‘Roof rack with gear basket’’ in the ‘‘Pre-driving checks and adjustments’’ section of this manual.

Installing the sun shade 1. Removing the sun shade 1. Turn each lock bolt clockwise to securely lock the sun shade in place. Slide the shade backward to remove it. then push the handle up completely to lock the skyroof closed. 2-28 Instruments and controls . 2. Align the two lock bolts on the rear edge of sun shade with the lock nuts. WARNING Do not remove or install the sun shade while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. 2. AIC1112 AIC1083 Closing Pull the handle forward to unlock. Insert the two hooks on the front edge of sun shade into holders on the sunroof. Turn each lock bolt counterclockwise while supporting the sun shade.

.................3-2 Power door locks (if so equipped) ........3-4 Battery replacement ......................3-3 Child safety rear door lock ......................................................................................................................................3-9 Glove box ...............................................................................................................................3-8 Hood release ...................................................3-17 Vanity mirror (if so equipped)........................................................................3-14 Tilting steering wheel (if so equipped) ............3-4 Multi-remote control system (if so equipped)...........................................................................................3-17 ............................................................3-10 Roof rack with gear basket (if so equipped)......3-15 Outside mirrors.........3-15 Outside mirror remote control (if so equipped)........................3-13 Fuel filler cap..................3-16 Inside mirror .............3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Key ...........3-9 Back door lock..3-7 Illuminated entry system ..............................3-2 Door locks ...3-11 Step rail .................................................

NOT IN THE VEHICLE. this key can be duplicated by an authorized NISSAN dealer or locksmith. turn the key towards the front of the vehicle. this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps keep children and others from unintentionally opening the doors.KEY DOOR LOCKS WARNING Always have the doors locked while driving. To unlock. locking the driver’s door simultaneously locks all doors. turn it towards the rear. 3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments . APD1025 A key number is supplied with your key. Record the key number and keep it in a safe place (such as your wallet). NISSAN does not record key numbers so it is very important to keep track of your key number plate. They could unknowingly activate switches or controls. If you lose your keys. Along with the use of seat belts. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents. and will help keep out intruders. On power door lock equipped models. If you still have a key. always look for and avoid oncoming traffic. see an authorized NISSAN dealer for duplicates by using the key number. APD1033 Locking doors with key To lock the door. Before opening any door. Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. A key number is only necessary when you have lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate from.

When locking the door this way. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 . passenger. POWER DOOR LOCKS (if so equipped) The power door lock system allows you to lock or unlock all doors simultaneously. or back door. push the inside lock knob to the lock position. Turning the key to the front of the vehicle locks all doors. Turning the key one time to the rear of the vehicle unlocks that door. The selective unlock function and locking all doors can be operated from the driver. push the door lock button (driver or passenger side) or the door lock knob (driver or passenger side). all doors will unlock automatically. be certain not to leave the key inside the vehicle. From that position. To lock the doors without a key. returning the key to neutral (where the key can only be removed and inserted) and turning it to the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks all doors. If the key is in the ignition. be certain not to leave the key inside the vehicle. When locking the doors this way. then close the door. then close the door.AIC1012 APD1077 APD1014 Locking doors without key To lock the doors without the key.

The child safety lock levers are located on the edge of the rear doors. the doors will lock but the CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors from being opened accidentally. 3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments . As many as four remote controllers can be used with one vehicle. The remote controller can operate at a distance of approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. If a door is open and you push the button. the hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already locked. Refer to “Silencing the horn beep feature” later in this section. Close all windows. The horn may or may not beep once. When the lever is in the lock position. contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional remote controllers. All doors lock. APD1078 Do not strike the remote controller sharply against another object. CAUTION Listed below are conditions or occurrences which will damage the remote controller: Do not allow the remote controller to become wet. The effective distance depends on the conditions around the vehicle. Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle before locking the doors. Push the button on the multi-remote controller. Locking doors 1. Do not place the remote controller for an extended period in an area where temperatures exceed 140°F (60°C). The hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. When the button is pushed with all doors locked. 2. Close the hood and all the doors. the door can only be opened from the outside. Do not drop the remote controller. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. 4.MULTI-REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM (if so equipped) It is possible to lock/unlock all doors and activate the panic alarm by using the remote controller. especially when small children are in the vehicle.

horn will not beep and the hazard lights will not flash. Push the troller for longer than 1. Using the panic alarm If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened.button on the multi2. The theft warning alarm and headlights will stay on for 30 seconds. you may activate the panic alarm to call attention as follows: button on the remote con1. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 . The panic alarm stops when: it has run for 30 seconds. 3. or the . All doors unlock. or the button is pressed. on the multi-remote controller.5 seconds. The interior lights illuminate for 30 seconds when the interior light switch is in the O or DOOR position. APD1079 2. 3. Unlocking doors 1. Only the driver’s side door unlocks. Push the button on the multiremote controller. Push the remote controller again within five seconds. The interior lights can be turned off without waiting 30 seconds by inserting the key into the ignition or locking the doors with the multi-remote controller or pushing the interior light switch to the OFF position.

AIC1037 Silencing the horn beep feature If desired. To deactivate: Press and hold the and together for at least two seconds. the horn beep feature can be deactivated using the multi-remote controller. To activate: Press and hold the and together for at least two seconds once more. Deactivating the horn feature does not silence the horn if the alarm is triggered. 3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments .The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been reactivated. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been deactivated.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Close the lid securely. Replace the battery with a new one. and (2) this Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 . APD1087 Replace the battery in the multi-remote controller as follows: 1. button. however.BATTERY REPLACEMENT If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement. immediately wipe completely dry. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. Press the two or three times to check the multiremote controller operation. An improperly disposed battery can hurt the environment. 3. FCC Notice: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. The operational range of the multiremote controller extends to approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The multi-remote controller is waterresistant. perform step 4 above. Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or equivalent. if it does get wet. This range may vary with conditions. then the button 4. Open the lid using a coin.

The interior lights illuminate when a front. Interior lights that illuminate when doors are opened turn off after approximately 30 minutes.ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Once the doors are closed. rear or the back door is opened. they eventually turn off automatically to prevent the battery from becoming discharged. these lights turn off in 30 seconds or turn off immediately when the key is turned to the ON position. 3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments . Battery saver If the vehicle doors are not fully closed and the interior lights remain illuminated.

3. to avoid injury do not open the hood. Failure to do so could cause the hood to fly open and result in an accident. lower the hood to approximately 12 inches (30. When closing the hood. If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment. the hood then springs up slightly. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 . Lift the lever at the front of the hood with your fingertips and raise the hood. This allows proper engagement of the hood latch. reset the support rod to its original position.HOOD RELEASE GLOVE BOX APD1080 APD0601 WARNING Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Insert the support rod into the slot in the front edge of the hood. Open the glove box by pulling the handle. WARNING Keep glove box lid closed while driving to prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop.5 cm) above the latch and release it. 1. Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver side instrument panel. 4. 2.

3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments .BACK DOOR LOCK APD1081 To unlock the back door turn the key clockwise. WARNING Always be sure the back door has been closed securely to prevent it from opening while driving. lower and push the door down securely. To open the back door lift up on the door handle and lift the door up. Do not drive with the back door open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. To lock the back door. See “Precautions when starting and driving” in the “Starting and driving” section for exhaust gas. To close. turn the key counterclockwise.

refer to the “Technical and customer inforPre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 . AIC1109 Always evenly distribute cargo on the roof rack. If you cannot comfortably lift the items onto the roof rack or gear basket from the ground. including gear basket. The maximum total load is 125 lb (57 kg) evenly distributed. CAUTION Use care when placing or removing items from the roof rack or gear basket. unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. The GVWR and GAWR are located on the Safety Compliance Certification Label (located on the driver’s side door jamb pillar).ROOF RACK WITH GEAR BASKET (if so equipped) mation” section of this manual. For more information regarding GVWR and GAWR. WARNING Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision. use a ladder or stool. Be careful that your vehicle does not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR front and rear).

Roll back the cargo area carpet. 3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments . Always check the tightness of the cross bar adjusting screws. Position the crossbar as needed and then tighten the crossbar adjusting screws. and secure with rope. or be removed. 2. Remove the roof rack torxdriver. 3. Use the torxdriver located in the tool kit to loosen both crossbar adjusting screws.ACE1051 Getting the roof rack torxdriver 1. Place your cargo between the bars. AIC1146 The front and rear crossbars can be adjusted forward. backward. Open the back door.

6 kg) evenly distributed. The step rail has a front and rear step for assisting passengers to get into and out of the vehicle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 .STEP RAIL APD1092 APD1088 The roof rack is equipped with a removable gear basket. The gear basket can be removed by unscrewing the four hold down bolts. The maximum gear basket load is 30 lb (13.

FUEL FILLER CAP Fuel may be under pressure. Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle. Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. APD1082 CAUTION If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body. For additional information. Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically. If the lamp does not turn off after a few driving trips. The lamp should turn off after a few driving trips. WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain conditions. Tighten the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard. The fuel filler cap is a screw-on ratcheting type. 3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments . If the lamp illuminates because the fuel filler cap is loose or missing. Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap properly may cause the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) to illuminate. Then remove the cap. see the Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) in the Instruments and Controls section earlier in this manual. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow. Use only an original equipment type fuel filler cap as a replacement. Turn the cap one-half turn and wait for any ‘‘hissing’’ sound to stop to prevent fuel from spraying out and causing possible personal injury. tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper operation of the fuel system and emission control system. You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. Turn the cap counter clockwise to remove. resulting in fuel spray and possibly fire. flush it away with water to avoid paint damage.

Push the lock lever up firmly to lock the steering wheel in place. then control the lever. Tilt operation Pull the lock lever down and adjust the steering wheel up or down to the desired position. Push the right or left side of the switch to adjust the right or left side mirror. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 . You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position for the power mirrors to operate.TILTING STEERING WHEEL (if so equipped) OUTSIDE MIRROR REMOTE CONTROL (if so equipped) APD1083 PD1238M APD1039 Put the fuel filler cap in the cap holder while refueling. WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.

Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects.OUTSIDE MIRRORS WARNING Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. APD1090 APD1096 3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments .

INSIDE MIRROR VANITY MIRROR (if so equipped) APD1097 AIC0703 AIC0710 Folding outside mirror Push the mirror backward to fold it. A vanity mirror is located on the rear side of the passenger sunvisor. WARNING Use the night position only when necessary because it reduces rear view clarity. The night position reduces glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 .

MEMO 3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments .

................4-20 AM-FM radio with compact disc player (if so equipped) ..........................4 Heater......4-28 Cassette tape operation ........................................................................ air conditioner and audio systems Ventilators.4-35 Car phone or CB radio........................................4-2 Heater and air conditioner...............................................4-10 Cassette tape operation .......................................................................................................4-6 Audio system.......................4-36 ................................................................4-25 CD care and cleaning .......................4-15 Compat disc CD player operation.............................4-22 Compact disc (CD) player operation...............................4-13 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) player (if so equipped) ...................................4-3 Heater operation ....4-26 AM-FM radio with cassette player and compact disc player (if so equipped) ...............................4-33 CD care and cleaning .............................................................................4-4 Air conditioner operation (if so equipped)............4-19 CD care and cleaning ..4-5 Air flow charts............................................................................................4-35 Antenna ..4-32 Compact disc (CD) player operation....................4-3 Controls ......................................4-10 AM-FM radio with cassette player .........................................................................

air conditioner and audio systems . 4-2 Heater.VENTILATORS AHA1099 Adjust air flow direction by moving the ventilators slides and ventilator assemblies.

in order that full attention may be given to the driving operation. and controls fan speed. AHA1151 — Air flows from defrost outlets and the front and rear floor outlets. Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the interior air to become stale and the windows to fog up.HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER Air control dial This dial allows you to select the air flow outlets. — Air flows from center and side ventilators. Temperature control dial This dial allows you to adjust the temperature of the outlet air. Heater. On hot sunny days. — Air flows from center and side ventilators and the front and rear floor outlets. or pets alone in your vehicle. air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 . temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals. Positioning of the heater or air conditioner controls should not be done while driving. — Air flows mainly from defrost outlets. Do not leave children. WARNING The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. Air recirculation button (if so equipped) NOTE: The air recirculation feature is available only on those vehicles equipped with air conditioning. CONTROLS Fan control dial This dial turns the fan on and off. unreliable adults. — Air flows mainly from the front and rear floor outlets.

1. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position. posi- driving on a dusty road. air conditioner and audio systems . Turn the air control dial to the sition. To turn off the air conditioner. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. 1. move the fan control dial to the desired (one to four) position. 4. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. Ventilation This mode directs outside air from the side and center vents. The indicator light comes on when the air conditioner is operating. A small amount of air also flows from the defrost outlets. ON position (indicator light on): Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. Turn the air control dial to the sition. The mode automatically turns off. for maximum cooling when using the air conditioner.OFF position (indicator light off): Outside air is drawn into the passenger compartment and distributed through the selected outlets. 1. to prevent traffic fumes from entering the passenger compartment. 4-4 Heater. Air conditioner button (if so equipped) Start the engine. Use the OFF position for normal heater or air conditioner operation. 2. 2. 2. push the button again. Push the when: button to the on position The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. This dehumidifies the air which helps defog the windshield. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position. When the position is selected. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position between the middle and the hot position. Turn the air control dial to the tion. Push the button (if so equipped) to the off position. po- 3. 4. and push the air conditioner button to turn on the air conditioner. po- HEATER OPERATION Heating This mode is used to direct most of the hot air to the front and rear floor outlets. 3. Defrosting/defogging This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to defrost/defog the windows. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. the air conditioner automatically turns on (however the indicator light will not illuminate) if the outside temperature is more than 45°F(7°C). allowing outside air to be drawn into the passenger compartment to further improve the defogging performance. Push the button (if so equipped) to the off position for normal heating. Rear passenger heat is provided by the front system through floor outlets located under both front seats.

Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. 1. Turn the temperature control dial to the the desired position. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. 1. Turn the air control dial to the sition. For quick cooling when the outside temperature is high. Push the button to the off position. and also directs air to the front and rear floor outlets to heat the cabin. This improves heater operation. 1. Be sure to return the air recirculation button to the OFF position for normal cooling. Push on the air conditioner button. The indicator light comes on. 4.Bi-level heating The bi-level mode directs warmed air to the side and center vents and to the front and rear floor outlets. posi- 2. 1. po- AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if so equipped) Start the engine. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position. the air When the conditioner automatically turns on (however the indicator light will not illuminate) if the outside temperature is more than 45°F (7°C). This dehumidifies the air which helps mode audefog the windshield. 4. push the button to the ON position. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position between the middle and the hot position. The tomaticallly turns off. posi- position is selected. move the fan control dial to the desired (one to four) position. cooling and dehumidifying functions are added to the heater operation. Push the button (if so equipped) to the off position. Turn the air control dial to the tion. Cooling This mode directs cooled and dryed air to the side and center vents to cool and dehumidify the cabin. 5. air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 . Turn the air control dial to the tion. Heating and defrosting/defogging This mode directs a portion of the air to the defrost outlets to defrost/defog the windows. 3. and push in the air conditioner button to activate the air conditioner. 2. 2. The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. Heater. Dehumidified heating This mode directs warmed and dryed air to the front and rear floor outlets to heat and dehumidify the cabin. When the air conditioner is on. Push the button to the off position. Operating tips Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades and air inlet in front of the windshield. allowing outside air to be drawn into the passenger compartment to further improve the defogging performance. 3.

or positions in between are selected. The air conditioning system should be operated for approximately ten minutes at least once a month. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position. Turn the air control dial to the tion. posi- 2. This dehumidifies the air which helps defog the mode automatically windshield. Push on the air conditioner button. drive for two or three minutes with the windows open to vent hot air from the passenger compartment. The air recirculation switch should always be in the OFF position for heating and defrosting. Operating tips Keep windows and sunroof closed while the air conditioner is in operation. See ‘‘If your vehicle overheats’’ in the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section of this manual. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. When the . The indicator light comes on. This allows the air conditioner to cool the interior more quickly. This helps prevent damage to the system due to lack of lubrication. air conditioner and audio systems . turn the air conditioner off. AIR FLOW CHARTS The following charts show the button and dial positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating. Turn the air control dial to the sition. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.2. 1. 4. perature is more than 45°F(7°C). 3. The turns off. po- 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position. Dehumidified defrosting/defogging This mode directs warmed and dryed air to the defrost outlets to defrost/defog the windows. close the windows. allowing outside air to be drawn into the passenger compartment to further improve the defogging performance. 5. Push on the air conditioner button. The indicator light comes on. the air conditioner automatically turns on (however the indicator light will not illuminate) if the outside tem- 4-6 Heater. If the engine coolant temperature gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range. cooling or defrosting. After parking in the sun. Then. 4.

AHA1150 AHA1147 Heater. air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 .

air conditioner and audio systems .AHA1148 AHA1149 4-8 Heater.

See “Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations” in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual. AHA1134 Heater.Servicing air conditioner The air conditioner system in your NISSAN is charged with a refrigerant designed with the environment in mind. WARNING The air conditioner system contains refrigerant under high pressure. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants causes severe damage to your air conditioner system. air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 . An authorized NISSAN dealer will be able to service your environmentally ‘‘friendly’’ air conditioner system. Special charging equipment and lubricant is required when servicing your NISSAN air conditioner. any air conditioner service should be done by an experienced technician with proper equipment. This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. To avoid personal injury.

turn the key to the ACC position. air conditioner and audio systems . Clock set Depressing the CLOCK and the buttons together sets hours. The mode (radio or cassette) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. Pushing the ON OFF/VOL control knob again turns the system off. Depressing the CLOCK buttons together sets minutes. Clock operation Pressing the CLOCK button alternates the clock and the radio/cassette tape options in the display. the radio comes on.AUDIO SYSTEM AM-FM RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER ON OFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. When no cassette is loaded. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running. and AHA1004 4-10 Heater. then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob. Turn the ON OFF/VOL control knob to adjust the volume.

hold either of the tune buttons down for more than 1. Radio reception is affected by station signal strength. To move quickly through the channels. air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 . TAPE illuminates in the display.Clock priority mode In this mode the clock is shown in the display. Once the highest broadcasting station is reached. SEEK tuning begins from low to high frequencies and stops at the next broadcasting station. Use the and buttons for manual tuning.5 seconds. Pushing the button again during this five second period stops SCAN tuning and the radio remains tuned to that station. TUNE buttons WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.5 seconds. Heater. Radio/Cassette tape priority mode In this mode. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcast station. illuminates during FM stereo reception. SCAN tuning begins from low to high frequencies and stops at each broadcasting station for five seconds. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak. SCAN tuning Push and hold the tuning button for more than 1. the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. During cassette tape operation. buildings.5 seconds. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. the radio is in the clock priority mode. ST. the radio (or cassette tape) display illuminates for 10 seconds then returns to the clock mode. If any radio or cassette tape functions are activated. NOTE: After clock adjustment. Pushing the button again continues the SEEK function. SEEK tuning Push the tuning button for less than 1. distance from radio transmitter. The FM stereo indicator. bridges. mountains and other external influences. Using a cellular phone in or near the vehicle may influence radio reception quality. the radio station illuminates in the display during radio operation. Selecting the desired band Push the button to change from AM to FM1 or FM2 reception. SCAN illuminates in the display window.

FM2. In that case. Press the or button to adjust Bass (BAS) and Treble (TRE) to the desired level. air conditioner and audio systems . Push to select AM. reset the desired stations. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. in the illustrations. Use the or button to adjust Fader or Balance modes. Fader. 5. or 4-12 Heater. When the sound resumes. or if the radio fuse opens. FAD or BAL) appears in the display. ch2 is to be memorized. 12 stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1. Fader (FAD) adjusts the sound level between the front and rear speakers and Balance (BAL) adjusts the AHA1045 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM band. six for FM2). press the AUDIO button until the desired mode (BAS. The selected band illuminates in the display. Tune to the desired station. memorizing is complete. 4. the radio memory is cancelled. 1. For example. 3. Balance). FM1. Push the desired station select button for more than 2 seconds. TRE. 2. If the battery cable is disconnected. Treble. AHA1027 Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust BASS TREB FADER BAL (Bass. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed.

the player may need to be disassembled for cleaning. The word TAPE and moving digital squares illuminate on the right side of the display window. Do not use cassettes with labels which are peeling and loose. The cassette tape automatically pulls into the player. moisture and magnetic sources. stops. the label could jam in the player. Cassette tapes should be removed from the player when not in use.sound level between the right and left speakers. Automatic Program Search (APS) fast forwarding or APS rewinding the tape Push either the or button while the cassette tape is playing. To stop the FF or REW function. the moving digital squares illuminate on the left side Fast forwarding or rewinding the tape Push either the or the desired direction. and should be removed periodically with a head cleaning tape. CAUTION Do not force the cassette tape into the tape door. button for The FF or REW symbol illuminates in the display. Direct sunlight can cause the cassette to become deformed. capstan and pinch roller may collect a tape coating residue as the tape is played. If used. or the button. This residue accumulation can cause weak or wavering sound. If a cassette has loose tape. dust. At this time. the playback head. Store cassettes in their protective cases and away from direct sunlight. This could cause player damage. Loose tape may cause tape jamming and wavering sound quality. insert a pencil through one of the cassette hubs and rewind the tape firmly around the hubs. After 10 seconds. The tape runs quickly. heat. of the display window. NISSAN recommends using cassette tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in length. CASSETTE TAPE OPERATION Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON and carefully insert a cassette tape into the tape door. The use of deformed cassettes may cause the cassette to jam in the player. Precautions on cassette player operations To maintain good quality sound. press the or again. the AUDIO button can be pressed repeatedly until the radio or cassette tape display appears. the radio or cassette tape display reappears. then plays the next selection from the beginning. Once the sound quality is set to the desired level. If the residue is not removed periodically. Either the FF or REW symbol flashes in the display while searching for the selection. The cassette tape automatically changes directions to play the other side when the first side is complete. Over a period of time. Heater. air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 . If the radio is already operating it automatically turns off and the cassette tape begins to play.

Ejecting the cassette tape Push the button to eject an inserted cassette tape. If the display is in the clock priority mode when the button is pressed. Push the button again to play the tape. The moving digital squares illuminate on either the right or left side of the display window to indicate the side of program play. Playing and stopping the cassette tape Push the button while the cassette tape is playing to stop the tape. If there is a blank interval within one selection or there is no interval between selections.This system searches for the blank intervals between selections. Dolby NR is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. and TAPE illuminate in the display window for about 10 seconds. air conditioner and audio systems . the system may not stop in the desired or expected location. Metal or chrome tape usage The cassette player is automatically set to high performance play when playing a metal or chrome cassette tape. Changing the direction of tape play Push the (program) select button. Dolby NR (noise reduction) Push the button for Dolby NR encoded tapes to reduce high frequency tape noise. 4-14 Heater. The clock mode then returns to the display window. The symbol illuminates in the display. DOLBY NR and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

FM-AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so equipped) Audio main operation To turn the radio on. Using a cellular phone in or near the vehicle may influence radio reception quality. When no CD is loaded. The mode (radio or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. the radio comes on. bridges. Heater. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. Radio reception is affected by station signal strength. air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 . LHA0002 Power/Volume control Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. distance from radio transmitter. turn the key to the ACC position. buildings. then push the power/volume control knob. turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. Pushing the power/volume control knob again turns the system off. mountains and other external influences.

5 seconds.Turn the power/volume control knob to adjust the volume. air conditioner and audio systems . the radio or CD display will reappear. Rotate the Fader (FAD) to the desired level. After 10 seconds. Once the sound quality is set knob to the desired level. press the repeatedly until the radio or CD display reappears. press the knob for less than 1. Balance (BAL) adjusts the sound between the right and left speakers. knob a second time and Press the TREB appears in the display. Rotate the knob to adjust Treble (TREB) to the desired level. Press the knob a third time and FAD appears in the display. Rotate the knob to adjust Balance (BAL) to the desired level. A beep signals entry into the audio adjustment mode and BASS will appear in the display. Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust Bass. Rotate the knob to adjust Bass (BASS) to the desired level. Fader (FAD) adjusts the sound between the front and rear knob to adjust speaker. 4-16 Heater. Fader or Balance. Press the knob a fourth time and BAL appears in the display. Treble.

The hours will be knob to adjust blinking. press the knob for longer than 1.5 seconds. Press the knob a second time and the minutes will start to blink. the radio or CD display will reappear. A beep signals entry into the clock adjustment mode and CL appears in the display. air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 . Rotate the knob to adjust the minutes to the desired level. media. press the edly until the radio or CD display reappears. LHA0025 Heater.Clock operation The clock is on in the display regardless of what mode. Once the clock is set to the knob repeatdesired level. After 10 seconds. or function the radio is in as long as the ignition is in ACC or ON. Rotate the the hours to the desired level. Clock set To adjust the clock.

The FM stereo indicator. When the ste- reo broadcast signal is weak. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcasting station. 4-18 Heater. depending on which button is pressed. LHA0026 FM/AM radio operation FM/AM band select Push the band select button (FM/AM) to change from AM to FM1 to FM2 reception. If using the button. SEEK tuning begins from high to low frequencies or low to high frequencies. once the lowest broadcasting station is reached.5 seconds. SEEK/SCAN tuning SEEK tuning Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for less than 1. the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. Rotate the knob to the right or to the left for manual tuning. illuminates during FM stereo reception.Knob WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at the highest broadcasting station. air conditioner and audio systems . and stops at the next broadcasting station. ST. Once the highest broadcasting station is reached.

4. depending on which button is pressed. The compact disc is automatically pulled into the slot and starts to play. 1. six for FM2). the compact disc returns to normal play speed. The selected band illuminates in the display. FF (Fast forward). Pushing the button again during this five second period stops SCAN tuning and the radio remains tuned to that station. air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 .5 seconds. APS REW When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. the compact disc plays at an increased speed while fast forwarding or rewinding. reset the desired stations. COMPACT DISC (CD) player operation Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. This could damage the player. CAUTION Do not force the compact disc into the slot. REW (Rewind) When the or button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed. it automatically turns off and the compact disc begins to play. SCAN tuning stops at each broadcasting station for five seconds. APS (Automatic Program Search) FF. SCAN appears in the display window. the compact disc stops playing. or FM2. CD button When this button is pushed with the compact disc loaded and the radio playing. Memorizing is now complete. If the battery cable is disconnected. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. the radio memory is cancelled. and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot with the label side up. SCAN tuning begins from high to low frequencies or low to high frequencies. The indicator. Push the desired station select button for more than 1. If the radio is already operating. 5.5 seconds. then illuminates in the display and the sound resumes. the selection folHeater. When the button is released. Tune to the desired station. 12 stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1. the radio turns off and the compact disc starts to play. FM1. 2.SCAN tuning Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for more than 1. 3. When power/volume control knob is pushed while the compact disc is playing. or if the radio fuse opens. ch2. Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM band. Push band select button (FM/AM) to select AM. In that case.

Push or hold the button several times to skip back several selections. the selection being played returns to the beginning. A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. the CD moves back one selection. LHA0049 CD CARE AND CLEANING Handle a CD by its edges. the CD advances one selection. the compact disc ejects. Each time the button is pushed. Each time the button is pushed. To clean a disc. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. the play pattern automatically changes to the ‘‘Normal’’ play pattern. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion. The same program may be repeated twice. the play pattern changes as follows. CD EJECT button is pushed with a comWhen the pact disc loaded. If the compact disc ejects and is not removed within 10 seconds. 1: The current selection is repeated.lowing the present one starts to play from the beginning. wipe the surface from the center to the outer edge using a clean. Push or hold the button several times to skip several selections. and the compact disc stops when the last selection is finished. DISC indicator light CD IN appears on the display when a CD is loaded with the system ON. When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. the compact disc ejects and the system turns off. Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. soft cloth. air conditioner and audio systems . (When the last selection on the compact disc is skipped. not following the sequence on the compact disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. it is pulled back into the slot. Normal (no symbol): All selections are played in sequence. the first selection is played. RPT (Repeat) When the repeat button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. 4-20 Heater.) When the button is pushed. MIX: Selections are played at random. When a new compact disc is inserted.

Recordable compact discs (CD-R) may not function properly in the CD player. the player may malfunction due to the humidity. If this occurs. remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. Do not touch the playing surface of the disc. Heater. Decrease the temperature before use. The player may skip while driving on rough roads. Do no expose the CD to direct sunlight. Do not use 8cm discs. air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 . They may cause player damage even if using with the optional adapter.CAUTION During cold weather or rainy days. The CD player sometimes cannot function when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high.

Pushing the ON OFF/VOL button again turns the system off. AHA1096 4-22 Heater. the radio comes on. Depressing the clock and buttons together sets minutes. The mode (radio or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. Turn the ON OFF/VOL control knob to adjust the volume.AM-FM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC PLAYER (if so equipped) ON OFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON. then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob. air conditioner and audio systems . Clock operation Pressing the clock button alternates the clock and the radio/CD player options in the display. Clock set Depressing the clock and buttons together sets hours. When no CD is loaded.

Radio reception is affected by station signal strength. Pushing the button again during this five second period stops SCAN tuning and the radio remains tuned to that station. illuminates during FM stereo reception. Use these buttons for manual tuning. NOTE: After clock adjustment. bridges.5 seconds. Once the highest broadcasting station is reached. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak. the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception.5 seconds. SEEK mode at the highest broadcasting station. SEEK tuning begins from high to low frequencies or low to high frequencies. vehicle may influence radio reception quality. SCAN tuning begins from high to low frequencies or low to high frequencies. the radio continues in the Heater. ton SCAN appears in the display window. FM/AM band select button If the radio is off push the button to turn the radio on and to change from AM to FM reception. depending on which button is pressed. distance from radio transmitter. If any radio or CD functions are activated. and stops at the next broadcasting station. To move quickly through the channels. buildings. SCAN tuning stops at each broadcasting station for five seconds.Clock priority mode In this mode the clock is shown in the display. once the lowest broadcasting station is reached. the radio is in the clock priority mode. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. hold either of the tuning buttons down for more than 0. air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 . depending on which button is pressed. If using the button. the radio or CD display illuminates for 10 seconds then returns to the clock mode. Using a cellular phone in or near the SEEK/SCAN buttons SEEK tuning Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for less than 1. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcasting station. ST.5 seconds. The FM stereo indicator. TUNE buttons WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. SCAN tuning Push and hold the SEEK/SCAN tuning butor for more than 1. mountains and other external influences.

six for FM2). 12 stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. Push The selected band illuminates in the display. the radio memory is cancelled. AHA1007 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM band. Tune to the desired station. For example. ch2. Push the desired station select button for more than 1. or FM2. 3. air conditioner and audio systems . The indicator. 2.to select AM. in the illustrations ch2 is to be memorized. FM1. Memorizing is now complete.5 seconds. In that case. 5. or if the radio fuse opens. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed. then illuminates in the display and the sound resumes. If the battery cable is disconnected. 1. 4. 4-24 Heater. reset the desired stations.

AHA1028 Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust BASS/TREB or FAD/BAL (Bass/Treble or Fader/Balance). the radio turns off and the compact disc starts to play. press the AUDIO button until the desired mode (BAS. PLAY/STOP button When this button is pushed with the compact disc loaded and the radio playing. air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 . or button to adjust Bass Press the (BAS) and Treble (TRE) to the desired level. TRE. COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER OPERATION Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. it automatically turns off and the compact disc begins to play. When this button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. the compact disc plays at an increased speed while fast forwarding or rewinding. FAD.CAUTION Do not force the compact disc into the slot. Fast forward or rewind button When the or button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. the selection following the present one starts to play from Heater. Use the or button also to adjust Fader (FAD) or Balance (BAL) modes. the compact disc returns to normal play speed. If the radio is already operating. Program search buttons When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot with the label side up. or BAL) appears in the display. This could damage the player. Fader (FAD) adjusts the sound level between the front and rear speakers and Balance (BAL) adjusts the sound between the right and left speakers. the compact disc stops playing. When the button is released. The compact disc is automatically pulled into the slot and starts to play.

CD EJECT button When the button is pushed with a compact disc loaded. the play pattern changes as follows. air conditioner and audio systems . Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. Each time the button is pushed. Each time the button is pushed. soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion. (When the last selection on the compact disc is skipped. selections will be chosen at random. and the compact disc stops when the last selection is finished.) When the button is pushed. LHA0049 Repeat/Random button When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. wipe the surface from the center to the outer edge using a clean. it is pulled back into the slot. When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. When a new compact disc is inserted. the compact disc ejects and the system turns off. RANDOM: Selections are played at random. Never touch the surface of the disc. Blank (no symbol): All selections are played CD CARE AND CLEANING Handle a CD by its edges. If the button is pushed in the RANDOM mode. CD (DISC) indicator light This light comes on when a compact disc is loaded into the player. ALL: All selections are played repeatedly in sequence. 1: The current selection is repeated. not following the sequence on the compact disc. the CD moves back one selection.the beginning. the play pattern automatically changes to ALL. If the compact disc ejects and is not removed within 10 seconds. the first selection is played. To clean a disc. the selection being played returns to the beginning. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. the CD advances one selection. A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. Push the button several times to skip several selections. 4-26 Heater. in sequence. The same program may be repeated twice. the compact disc ejects. Push the button several times to skip back several selections.

CAUTION During cold weather or rainy days. Do no expose the CD to direct sunlight. Do not touch the playing surface of the disc. The CD player sometimes cannot function when the compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use. the player may malfunction due to the humidity. The player may skip while driving on rough roads. Recordable compact discs (CD-R) may not function properly in the CD player. remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. Heater. Do not use 8cm CD adapters as this will cause damage even if using with the optional adapter. air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 . If this occurs.

use the TUNE/FF-REW AHA1112 4-28 Heater. Clock set Press the CLOCK button for more than 2 seconds the radio beeps and the hours flash. Clock operation Pressing the clock button displays the clock. the radio comes on. press the CLOCK button again until the radio beeps and the minutes flash. use the TUNE/FF-REW buttons to set the hour.AM-FM RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER AND COMPACT DISC PLAYER (if so equipped) ON OFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. Push the ON OFF/VOL control knob button again turns the system off. The mode (radio. When no CD or tape is loaded. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running. then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob button. air conditioner and audio systems . tape or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. Turn the ON OFF/VOL control knob to adjust the volume. turn the key to the ACC position.

SCAN tuning begins from low to high frequencies or from high to low frequencies. When temporarily stopped on a station. SCAN tuning Push and hold the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for more than 1. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at the highest broadcasting station. SCAN is solid and the radio station blinks. The FM stereo indicator. Radio reception is affected by station signal strength. depending on which button is pressed. and the radio station blinks. distance from radio transmitter. SEEK/SCAN buttons SEEK tuning Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for less than 1.buttons to set the minutes. If using the button once the lowest broadcasting station is reached. The display will return to regular clock display in 7 seconds or you may press the CLOCK button again to return to the regular clock display. and other external influences. air conditioner and audio systems 4-29 . When the stereo broadcast signal is weak. SCAN tuning stops at each broadcasting station for five seconds. To move quickly through the channels. mountains. Pushing the button again during this five second period stops SCAN tuning and the radio remains tuned to that station. SCAN illuminates in the display window. ST. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. FM-AM band select button Push the button to change from AM to FM1 or FM2 reception. SEEK tuning begins from low to high frequencies or high to low frequencies.5 seconds. When scanning. buildings. Use the and buttons for manual tuning.5 seconds. illuminates during FM stereo reception. If using the the highest broadcasting station is reached. depending on which button is pressed. bridges. SCAN blinks and the station display is solid. TUNE/FF-REW buttons WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving in so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. and stops at the next broadbutton once casting station. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcasting station. Heater. hold either of the tuning buttons down. Using a cellular phone in or near the vehicle may influence radio reception quality.

1. Tune to the desired station. 12 stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1. Push the desired station select button for more than 3 seconds. in the illustrations ch2 is to be memorized. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed. reset the desired stations. memorizing is complete. air conditioner and audio systems . 3. six for FM2). FM1. For example. 2. the radio memory is cancelled. or if the radio fuse opens. 4. Push to select AM.The selected band illuminates in the display. 4-30 Heater. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. AHA1127 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM band. When the indicator illuminates in the display and the sound resumes. or FM2. If the battery cable is disconnected. 5. In that case.

push the AUDIO button and adjust the level with the TUNE/FF-REW or buttons. Fader adjusts the sound level between the front and rear speakers. treble. and balance.Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust the audio levels for bass. air conditioner and audio systems 4-31 . fader. cassette or CD display mode after 7 seconds or the AUDIO button can be pressed again within 7 seconds to set the next audio level. Press the audio button once for BAS (bass). cassette or CD display mode. Pressing the AUDIO button a fifth time will return the display back to radio. twice for TRE (treble). Once the audio level is set the display will return back to radio. balance adjusts the sound level between the right and left speakers. AHA1128 Heater. three times for FAD (fader) and four times for BAL (balance).

. . Store cassettes in their protective cases and away from direct sunlight. The word TAPE illuminates. then plays the next selection from the beginning.CASSETTE TAPE OPERATION Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. moisture or magnetic sources. insert a pencil through one of the cassette hubs and rewind the tape firmly. dust. FF (fast forward) and REW (rewind) buttons Push the button to fast forward the tape. This residue accumulation can cause a weak or wavering sound and should be removed periodically with a head cleaning tape. Push the button several times to skip several selections. or buttons. Do not use cassettes that have peeling or loose labels. and carefully insert a cassette tape into the tape door. heat. Each time the button is pushed. the tape runs quickly. The use of deformed cassettes may cause the cassette to jam in the player. the playback head. The cassette tape automatically pulls into the player. the player may need to be disassembled for cleaning. The word TAPE illuminates in the display. Loose tape may cause jamming and wavering sound quality. pushing the button stops tape play. stops. If the radio is already operating it automatically turns off and the cassette tape begins to play. Direct sunlight can cause the cassette to become deformed. the compact disc or the radio turns off and the tape plays. the label could jam in the player. To stop the FF or REW function. Pushing the button again resumes tape play. the system comes on and the tape plays. Over a period of time. button is pushed with either When the the radio or compact disc turned on and a tape loaded. If a cassette has loose tape. press the Precautions on cassette player operation To maintain good quality sound. While the tape is playing. If the residue is not removed periodically. If used. This number appears in PLAY/STOP TAPE button When the button is pushed with the system turned off and a tape loaded. CAUTION Do not force the cassette tape into the tape door. 4-32 Heater. capstan and pinch roller may gather a tape coating residue as the tape is played. the tape fast forwards one additional selection. Push the button to rewind the tape. The cassette tape automatically changes directions to play the other side when the first side is complete. Cassette tapes should be removed from the player when not in use. Automatic Program Search (APS) SEEK/SCAN buttons When the button is pushed while the tape is being played. NISSAN recommends using cassette tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in length. Either REW or FF illuminates in the display. This could cause player damage. air conditioner and audio systems .

The tape can be fast forwarded through up to nine selections. This could damage the player. Dolby NR is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Metal or chrome tape usage The cassette player is automatically set to high performance play when playing a metal or chrome cassette tape. If there is a blank interval within one selection or there is no interval between selections. CAUTION Do not force the compact disc into the slot. the tape rewinds back one additional selection. TAPE EJECT button Push the button to eject an inserted cassette tape. When the button is pushed. Dolby NR (noise reduction) Push the button for Dolby NR encoded tapes to reduce high frequency tape noise. If the radio or cassette tape is already operating. CD button When the button is pushed with the compact disc loaded and the tape or the radio playing. The compact disc is automatically pulled into the slot and starts to play. (for example: 7 in the display indicates that the button has been pushed seven times to skip forward through seven selections). FF (fast forward) REW (rewind) buttons When the or button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. To stop or . The number of selections skipped appears in the display window as a negative number (for example: -7 in the display indicates that the button has been pushed seven times to rewind back through seven selections). DOLBY NR and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.the display window. it automatically turns off and the compact disc begins to play. the selection being played starts again from the beginning. The cassette tape automatically changes directions to play the other side when the first side is complete. COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER OPERATION Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot with the label side up. press the button. The system searches for the blank intervals between selections. Each time the button is pushed. Push the button several times to rewind several selections. The indicator illuminates in the display. the compact disc plays at an increased speed while Heater. the tape or radio turns off and compact disc starts to play. SIDE button Push the button to change the tape side while the tape is being played. APS Either the FF or REW illuminates in the display when the (REW) or (FF) button is pushed. the system may not stop in the desired or expected location. air conditioner and audio systems 4-33 .

The current selection is repeated. 1. The number appears in the display window. Push the button several times to skip back several selections. Each time the button is pushed. Automatic Program Search (APS) APS FF. When the button is released. RANDOM: Selections are played at random. the compact disc returns to normal play speed. the selection following the present one starts to play from button several the beginning. APS REW buttons When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. the first selection is played. (When the last selection on the compact disc is skipped. The same program may be repeated twice. the CD advances one additional selection. it is pulled back into the slot. CD (DISC) indicator light This light comes on when a compact disc is loaded into the player. the play pattern changes as follows. the compact disc ejects and the system turns off. air conditioner and audio systems . the compact disc ejects. When a new compact disc is inserted. Each time the button is pushed.fast forwarding or rewinding. If the button is pushed in the RANDOM mode. Blank (no symbol): All selections are played repeatedly in sequence. If the compact disc ejects and is not 4-34 Heater. the selection When the being played returns to the beginning. Push the times to skip several selections. If the play pattern is in RANDOM mode or buttons are pushed the when the next selection will be chosen at random. the play pattern automatically changes to ALL. When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing. the CD moves back one selection. CD EJECT button When the button is pushed with a compact disc loaded.) button is pushed. selections will be chosen at random. removed within 10 seconds. not following the sequence on the compact disc. RPT/RDM (repeat/random) button When the button is pushed while the compact disc is playing.

LHA0049 CD CARE AND CLEANING Handle a CD by its edges. CAUTION Always properly tighten the antenna rod during installation or the antenna rod may break during vehicle operation. The antenna rod tightening specification is 3.3. air conditioner and audio systems 4-35 . turn the antenna rod counterclockwise. The CD player sometimes cannot function when the compartment temperature is extremely high. When you need to remove the antenna. wipe the surface from the center to the outer edge using a clean. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion. To clean a disc. Do not use 8 cm discs. Tighten the antenna rod to specification using a suitable tool such as a open-end wrench.32 in-lb). Heater. the player may malfunction due to the humidity. remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. Never touch the surface of the disc.ANTENNA CAUTION During cold weather or rainy days.4 . To install the antenna rod. turn the antenna clockwise. The antenna cannot be shortened. but it can be removed. Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight. soft cloth. They may cause player damage even if using with the optional adapter. Do not use pliers to tighten the antenna as they can leave marks on the antenna surface. Recordable compact discs (CD-R) may not function properly in the CD player. Do not touch the playing surface of the disc. Decrease the temperature before use. If this occurs. The player may skip while driving on rough roads.6 N m (30 . The antenna rod can not be hand tightened to the proper specification. A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges.

CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO When installing a CB. If you must take a call while your vehicle is in motion. Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in (20 cm) away from the Multiport Fuel Injection harness. be sure to observe the following cautions. If a conversation in a moving vehicle requires you to take notes. air conditioner and audio systems . CAUTION Keep the antenna as far as possible away from the Engine Control Module (ECM). pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle before doing so. consult an authorized NISSAN dealer. Do not route the antenna wire next to any harness. Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio as recommended by the manufacturer. AHA1053 WARNING A cellular telephone should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Some jurisdictions prohibit the use of cellular telephones while driving. Exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. For details. otherwise the new equipment may adversely affect the MFI (Multiport Fuel Injection) system and other electronic parts. Connect the ground wire from the CB radio chassis to the body. ham radio or car phone in your NISSAN. the hands free cellular phone operational mode (if so equipped) is highly recommended. 4-36 Heater.

..............5-18 Increasing fuel economy ....5-24 Brake system.......5-18 Transfer case shifting procedures for 4-wheel drive vehicles.............................................5-4 Driving safety precautions.....................5-7 Before starting the engine.....................................5-24 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) .......5-6 Automatic transmission .............................................................................................................................................5-8 Driving with manual transmission ........5-3 On-pavement and off-road driving precautions ......................................................5-23 Power steering system............................................5-20 Tires of four-wheel drive .............................................5-2 Three-way catalyst .....................................................5-2 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) ....................................................5-19 Auto-lock free-running hubs ...............................................................................5-4 Ignition switch.........................................5-8 Driving with automatic transmission (if so equipped) .................................................................................5-15 Cruise control (if so equipped).......................................................................5-3 Avoiding collision and rollover......5-26 ...5 Starting and driving Precautions when starting and driving............5-14 Parking brake operation .............5-16 Break-in schedule ...........................5-13 Starting the engine ............5-3 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving.................5-22 Parking/parking on hills ................................5-25 Cold weather driving ..................................................5-6 Manual transmission .....................

heaters. temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals. or other equipment is added for recreational or other usage. or pets alone in your vehicle. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous. You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system. Some recreational vehicle appliances such as stoves. You have had an accident involving damage to the exhaust system. Do not occupy these areas while the engine is running even if the vehicle is parked. Do not park the vehicle with the engine running for any extended length of time. If electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass to a trailer through the seal on the back door or the body. etc. You suspect that exhaust fumes are entering into the passenger compartment. follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to prevent carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle. and have the vehicle inspected immediately. The exhaust system and body should be inspected by a qualified mechanic whenever: a. b. follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to prevent carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle. camper. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. Also. or rear of the vehicle. refrigerators. In a sudden stop or collision. on hot. drive with all windows fully open. c. It can cause unconsciousness or death. Do not run the engine in closed spaces such as a garage.PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND DRIVING WARNING Do not leave children. underbody. If a special body. unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. otherwise exhaust gases could be drawn into the passenger compartment. follow these precautions: 1. They could accidentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. If you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle. unreliable adults. 2. d. Set the air recirculation switch OFF and the fan control at 4 (high) to circulate the air. may also generate carbon monoxide. sunny days. Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. The vehicle is raised for service. If you must drive with the back door or rear windows open. Open all the windows. EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) WARNING Do not breathe exhaust gases. 5-2 Starting and driving . Keep the back door and rear windows closed while driving. they contain colorless and odorless carbon monoxide.

WARNING The exhaust gas and the exhaust system are very hot. CAUTION Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits from leaded gasoline will seriously reduce the three-way catalyst’s ability to help reduce exhaust pollutants. Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel level. or electrical systems can cause over- rich fuel flow into the three-way catalyst. they are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under offroad conditions. animals or flammable materials away from the exhaust system components. waste paper or rags. Keep people. Do not keep driving if the engine misfires. Obey all traffic regulations. failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover. They have higher ground clearance than passenger cars to make them capable of performing in a variety of on-pavement and offroad applications. causing it to overheat. fuel injection. Keep your engine tuned up. Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Avoid excessive speed. or if noticeable loss of performance or other unusual operating conditions are detected. Exhaust gases in the converter are burned at high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. As with other vehicles of this type. Be sure to read the driving safety precautions later in this section. Malfunctions in the ignition. Do not race the engine while warming it up. or sudden steering maneuvers. Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the engine. high speed cornering. ON-PAVEMENT AND OFFROAD DRIVING PRECAUTIONS Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers particularly at high speeds. If at all possible. However.THREE-WAY CATALYST The three-way catalyst is an emission control device installed in the exhaust system. damaging the three-way catalyst. Running out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire. allowing you to anticipate problems. Do not stop or park the vehicle over flammable materials such as dry grass. higher center of gravity than ordinary cars. They may ignite and cause a fire. because these driving Starting and driving 5-3 . An advantage of higher ground clearance is a better view of the road. Have the vehicle inspected promptly by an authorized NISSAN dealer. This gives them a AVOIDING COLLISION AND ROLLOVER WARNING Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe and prudent manner may result in loss of control or an accident.

practices could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. As with any vehicle, a loss of control could result in a collision with other vehicles or objects, or cause the vehicle to rollover, particularly if the loss of control causes the vehicle to slide sideways. Be attentive at all times, and avoid driving when tired. Never drive when under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription or over-the-counter drugs which may cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt as outlined in the ‘‘Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems’’ section of this manual, and instruct your passengers to do so. Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt.

reaction time and impairs judgement. Driving after drinking alcohol increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident injuring yourself and others. Additionally, if you are injured in the accident, alcohol can increase the severity of injury. Nissan is committed to safe driving. But, you must choose not to drive under the influence of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are injured or killed in alcohol related accidents. Although the local laws vary on what is considered to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol affects all people differently and most people underestimate the effects of alcohol. Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And that’s true for drugs too (over the counter, prescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition.

DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Your NISSAN is designed for both normal and offroad use. However, avoid driving in deep water or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for leisure use, unlike a conventional offroad vehicle. Remember that two wheel drive models are less capable than four wheel drive models for rough road driving and extrication when stuck in deep snow or mud, or the like. Please observe the following precautions: WARNING Drive carefully when off the road and avoid dangerous areas. Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should be seated with their seat belt fastened. This will keep you and your passengers in position when driving over rough terrain. Do not drive across steep slopes. Instead drive either straight up or straight down the slopes. Off-road vehicles can tip over sideways much more easily than they can forward or backward.

DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND DRIVING
WARNING Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream reduces coordination, delays

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Many hills are too steep for any vehicle. If you drive up them, you may stall. If you drive down them, you may not be able to control your speed. If you drive across them, you may roll over. Do not shift gears while driving on downhill grades as this could cause loss of control of the vehicle. Stay alert when driving to the top of a hill. At the top there could be a drop-off or other hazard that could cause an accident. If your engine stalls or you cannot make it to the top of a steep hill, never attempt to turn around. Your vehicle could tip or roll over. Always back straight down in R (Reverse) gear. Never back down in N (Neutral) or with the clutch depressed (manual transmission vehicles), using only the brake, as this could cause loss of control. Heavy braking going down a hill could cause your brakes to over

heat and fade, resulting in loss of control and an accident. Apply brakes lightly and use a low gear to control your speed. Unsecured cargo can be thrown around when driving over rough terrain. Properly secure all cargo so it will not be thrown forward and cause injury to you or your passengers. To avoid raising the center of gravity excessively, do not exceed the rated capactiy of the roof rack/gear bin (if so equipped) and evenly distribute the load. Secure heavy loads in the cargo area as far forward and as low as possible. Do not equip the vehicle with tires larger than specified in this manual. This could cause your vehicle to roll over. Do not grip the inside or spokes of the steering wheel when driving offroad. The steering wheel could move suddenly and injure your hands. Instead drive with your fingers and thumbs on the outside of the rim.

Before operating the vehicle, ensure that the driver and all passengers have their seat belts fastened. Always drive with the floor mats in place as the floor may become hot. Lower your speed when encoutering strong crosswinds. With a higher center of gravity, your NISSAN is more affected by strong side winds. Slower speeds ensure better vehicle control. Do not drive beyond the performance of the tires, even with 4WD engaged. Accelerating quickly, sharp steering maneuvers or sudden braking may cause loss of control. If at all possible, avoid sharp turning maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. Your NISSAN four wheel drive vehicle has a higher center of gravity than a two wheel drive vehicle. The vehicle is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional two wheel drive vehicles. Failure to operate this vehicle Starting and driving 5-5

IGNITION SWITCH
correctly could result in loss of control and/or a rollover accident. Always use tires of the same type, size, brand, construction (bias, bias belted or radial), and tread pattern on all four wheels. Install tire chains on the rear wheels when driving on slippery roads and drive carefully. Be sure to check the brakes immediately after driving in mud or water. See ‘‘Brake system’’ later in this section for ‘‘Wet brakes’’. Avoid parking your vehicle on steep hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it rolls forward, backward or sideways, you could be injured. Whenever you drive off-road through sand, mud or water as deep as the wheel hub, more frequent maintenance may be required. See ‘‘Periodic maintenance’’ in the ‘‘Maintenance’’ section of this manual.
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To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to the LOCK position. Remove the key. To unlock the steering wheel, insert the key and turn it gently while rotating the steering wheel slightly right and left. WARNING Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel will lock. This may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION
The ignition switch includes an anti-theft steering lock device. The key can only be removed when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. On manual transmission models, to turn the ignition key to LOCK from ACC or ON, turn the key to OFF, push the key in, then turn the key to LOCK. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise from the straight up position.

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2) Turn the ignition key slightly in the ON direction. 3) Turn the key toward the LOCK position. 4) Remove the key. The shift lever is designed so it cannot be moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF or if the key is removed from the switch. The shift lever can be moved if the ignition switch is in the ACC position. This allows the vehicle to be moved if the battery is discharged. The shift lever can also be moved if the ignition switch is in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed. There is an OFF position between the LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position is indicated by a 1 on the key cylinder. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the steering wheel is not locked.

In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise from the straight up position. To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to the LOCK position. Remove the key. To unlock the steering wheel, insert the key and turn it gently while rotating the steering wheel slightly right and left. WARNING Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel will lock. This may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
On automatic transmission models, the ignition lock is designed so the key cannot be turned to LOCK and removed until the shift selector lever is moved to the P (Park) position. When removing the key from the ignition, make sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park) position. If the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the key: 1) Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) position.

Key positions
LOCK Normal parking position (0) OFF (Manual transmission model) (1) The engine can be turned off without locking the steering wheel. ACC (Accessories) (2) This position activates electrical accessories such as the radio when the engine is not running. The shifter can be moved if the Starting and driving 5-7

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
ignition switch is in ACC position. ON (Normal operating position) (3) This position turns on the ignition system and electrical accessories. START (4) This position starts the engine. As soon as the engine has started, release the key. It automatically returns to the ON position. Make sure the area around the vehicle is clear. Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, brake and clutch fluid, and window washer fluid as frequently as possible, at least whenever you refuel. Check that all windows and lights are clean. Visually inspect tires for their appearance and condition. Also check tires for proper inflation. Lock all doors. Position seat and adjust head restraints. Adjust inside and outside mirrors. Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to do likewise. Check the operation of warning lights when key is turned to the ON (3) position. See Warning/Indicator lights and chimes in the Instruments and controls section.

DRIVING WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so equipped)
WARNING Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 2 or 1. Always depress the brake pedal until shifting is completed. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and have an accident. Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before the engine has warmed up. Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) while the vehicle is moving. This could cause an accident. CAUTION When stopping the vehicle on an uphill grade, do not hold the vehicle by depressing the accelerator pedal. The foot brake should be used for this purpose. On slippery roads, do not downshift. This may cause a loss of control.

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the shift lever can be moved if the ignition switch is in the ACC position. then gradually start the vehicle in motion. Starting the vehicle After starting the engine. Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle performance and driving enjoyment. This automatic transmission is designed so the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed before shifting from P (Park) to any drive position while the ignition switch is ON. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and shift the selector lever into a driving gear. fully depress the foot brake pedal to ensure the vehicle is at a complete stop before attempting to shift the selector lever. The recommended operating procedures for this transmission are shown on the following pages.The automatic transmission in your vehicle is electronically controlled by a transmission control module to produce maximum power and smooth operation. Starting and driving 5-9 . If the battery charge is low. Release the foot brake. The shift lever cannot be moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition key is turned to LOCK or if the key is removed.

5. All other positions can be selected without pushing the button. Depress the foot brake pedal and move the shift selector lever to N (Neutral).3. Reinsert the key and turn it to the ACC position. You may shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine while the vehicle is moving. apply the parking brake first. R (Reverse) or from D (Drive) to 2. push in the shift selector lever button and move the shift selector lever to the R (Reverse) position. Shifting from P (Park) If the ignition switch is in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed. For maximum safety. Apply the parking brake. 5-10 Starting and driving . Start the engine. 2. For maximum safety. Always be sure the vehicle is at a complete stop. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position. With the brake pedal depressed. then push in the shift lever button and move the lever to the P (Park) position. Always be sure the vehicle is at a complete stop before shifting into the R (Reverse) position. 1. but the shift selector lever still cannot be moved out of P (Park). These instructions for starting the vehicle in N (Neutral) should only be used until service can be obtained at an authorized NISSAN dealership. Apply the parking brake. then shift the lever into the P (Park) position. N (Neutral) Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. check to ensure the area behind the vehicle is clear. follow these instructions. Use this position to back up. 4. The engine can be started in this position. depress the brake pedal. R (Reverse): ASD1024 Shifting with automatic transmission Push the button to shift into P (Park). When parking on a hill. P (Park): Use this selector position when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine.

To move the selector lever. To push the shift lock release. push the shift lock release and selector lever button. 3. 6. Do not exceed 34 MPH (55 km/h) in the 1 position. Start the engine. follow the following procedure: 1.D (Drive): Use this position for all normal forward driving. the selector lever may not be moved from the P position even with the brake pedal depressed and the selector lever button pushed. 2. and push down. The selector lever can be moved to N (Neutral). or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill grades. Apply the parking brake. 4. take your vehicle to an authorized NISSAN dealership as soon as possible. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock release slot. Do not shift into the 1 position at speeds above 34 MPH (55 km/h). Starting and driving 5-11 ASD1025 . Push the selector lever button and move the selector lever to N (Neutral) position while holding down the shift lock release. Do not exceed 68 MPH (110 km/h) in the 2 position. If there is any problem moving the selector lever out of P (Park). Turn the ignition key to the lock position and remove the key. 5. Selector lever lock release If the battery charge is low. 2 (Second gear): Use this position for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill grades. 1 (Low gear): Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly or slow driving through deep snow. Remove the shift lock release cover. Do not shift into the 2 position at speeds above 68 MPH (110 km/h). sand or mud.

The O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time.Accelerator downshift In D position For rapid passing or hill climbing. depress the overdrive switch to turn the OVERDRIVE on. When driving conditions change. This shifts the transmission down into second gear or first gear. depending on the vehicle speed. the transmission upshifts into OVERDRIVE as vehicle speed increases. Remember not to drive at high speeds for extended periods of time with the OVERDRIVE off. The O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time. while driving fully depress the accelerator pedal to the floor. ASD1023 OVERDRIVE SWITCH ON: With the engine running and the selector lever in the D (Drive) position. you may feel uncomfortable shift shocks as the transmission shifts between third gear and overdrive repeatedly. This reduces fuel economy. depress the OVERDRIVE switch to turn the OVERDRIVE off. OFF: For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking is necessary push the OVERDRIVE switch once. When cruising at a low speed or climbing a gentle slope. OVERDRIVE does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature. In this case. 5-12 Starting and driving .

DRIVING WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION WARNING Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. These suggestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. depress the clutch pedal fully. Actual shift ranges should be adjusted for specific road conditions. weather conditions and individual driving habits. If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R (Reverse) or 1st. Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear. or when up shifting or down shifting. shift to N (Neutral) and release the clutch pedal with the foot brake applied. This may cause a loss of control or engine damage. shift into the appropriate gear. If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel Transfer case shifting prodrive. SD1017M Shifting with manual transmission To change gears. then release the clutch slowly and smoothly. Stop your vehicle completely before shifting into R (Reverse). First shift into the N (Neutral) position. then into R (Reverse). see ‘‘ cedures for four-wheel drive vehicles’’ later in this section. This may cause clutch damage. CAUTION Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. When the vehicle is stopped with the engine running (for example at a stop light). shift into N (Neutral). Depress the clutch pedal and shift into R (Reverse) or 1st again. This may cause a loss of control. Two-wheel drive models and four-wheel drive models (2H and 4H position): Shift from MPH (km/h) 1st to 2nd 15 (24) 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) 3rd to 4th 40 (64) 4th to 5th 45 (72) 4-wheel drive model (4L position): Shift from MPH (km/h) 1st to 2nd 8 (13) 2nd to 3rd 12 (19) 3rd to 4th 20 (32) 4th to 5th 22 (35) Starting and driving 5-13 . Suggested up-shift speeds The folllowing table provides suggested speed ranges for shifting into a higher gear. then release the clutch pedal. You cannot shift directly from 5th gear into R (Reverse).

If the engine is very hard to start in extremely cold or hot weather. keep the accelerator pedal fully depressed while starting. turn the key off and wait 10 seconds before cranking again. repeat the above procedure. when restarting the engine within 30 minutes after it has been stopped. Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed (shown below) in any gear. 2. 4. use the highest gear suggested for that speed. which will ensure safe operation. Always observe posted speed limits. In the summer. Drive at a moderate speed for a short distance first. The starter is designed not to operate unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed. Apply the parking brake. turn the ignition key to START. or if you need to accelerate. Warm-up Always allow the engine to idle for at least 30 seconds after starting. 3.STARTING THE ENGINE Suggested maximum speed in each gear Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not running smoothly. Allowable maximum speed in each gear: 2-wheel drive models MPH (km/h) 1st 30 (48) 2nd 55 (88) 3rd 80 (129) 4th & 5th − (−) 4-wheel drive models MPH (km/h) 2H/4H position 1st 25 (40) 2nd 43 (69) 3rd 68 (109) 4th & 5th − (−) 4L position 1st 12 (19) 2nd 22 (35) 3rd 30 (48) 4th & 5th − (−) 1. The shift lever cannot be moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF or if the key is removed from the ignition switch. Automatic transmission: Move the selector lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). Release the key when the engine starts. but fails to run. P (Park) is preferred. depress the accelerator pedal fully and hold it to help start the engine. and fully depress the clutch pedal to the floor while starting the engine. If the engine starts. and drive according to the road conditions. With your foot off the accelerator pedal. Manual transmission: Move the gearshift lever to N (Neutral). CAUTION Do not operate the starter for more than 15 seconds at a time. The starter is designed not to operate if the selector lever is in one of the driving positions. 5-14 Starting and driving . For level road driving. especially in cold weather. If the engine does not start. otherwise the starter could be damaged.

Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. When parking. Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle. Automatic transmission models: Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position. To release: 1. 3. be sure the parking brake is fully engaged. 4.PARKING BRAKE OPERATION WARNING Be sure the parking brake is fully released before driving. Manual transmission models: Place the gearshift in the N (Neutral) position. Firmly apply foot brake. Do not use the gear shift in place of the parking brake. Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. push and hold the release Starting and driving 5-15 . While pulling out on the parking brake lever slightly. turn the lever and push it in completely. They could release the parking brake and cause an accident. Before driving. be sure the brake warning light goes out. 2. To apply: pull the lever out. ASD1010 button.

COAST/SET. In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in speed. To turn on the cruise control. accelerate your vehicle to the desired speed.CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped) On slippery roads (rain. it cancels automatically. To set at cruising speed. Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control and result in an accident. push the main switch on. If the cruise light blinks. On winding or hilly roads. 5-16 Starting and driving . To properly set the cruise control system. The cruise control allows driving at a fixed speed between 30 and 90 MPH (48 and 145 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. do not shift into N (Neutral) without depressing the clutch pedal when the cruise control is set. If the cruise control system malfunctions. etc. depress the clutch pedal and turn the main switch off immediately. WARNING Do not use the cruise control when driving under the following conditions: When it is not possible to keep the vehicle at a set speed. snow. In very windy areas. turn the cruise control main switch off and have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The CRUISE CONT indicator light comes on. or CANCEL switch. Should this occur. The CRUISE light in the instrument panel comes ASD1020 Precautions The cruise indicator light in the instrument panel may blink when the cruise control main switch is turned ON while pushing the RES/ACCEL. The CRUISE light in the instrument panel then blinks to warn the driver. push the COAST/SET switch and release it. CAUTION On manual transmission models. ice. perform the following steps in the order indicated.). Failure to do so may cause engine damage.

drive without the cruise control. b) Push and hold the RES/ACCEL set switch. push and release the COAST/SET switch. Your vehicle maintains the set speed. push the COAST/SET switch and release it.6 km/h). use one of the following three methods: a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. c) Push. When you release the pedal. you depress the clutch pedal (manual transmission). use one of the following three methods: a) Push the CANCEL button. b) Tap the brake pedal. Both the CRUISE CONT and CRUISE lights go out. b) Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. the vehicle returns to the previously set speed. When the vehicle attains the desired speed. the set speed decreases by about 1 MPH (1. the set speed increases by about 1 MPH (1. The cruise control is automatically cancelled and the CRUISE light goes out if: you depress the brake pedal while pushing the RES/ACCEL set switch. To cancel the preset speed. release the switch.on. Starting and driving 5-17 . the CRUISE light goes out. or move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position (automatic transmission). push and release the RES/ACCEL switch. Each time you do this. If this happens. To resume the preset speed. Each time you do this. When the vehicle attains the desired speed. The vehicle returns to the last set cruising speed when the vehicle speed is over 30 MPH (48 km/h). and release the COAST/SET switch. depress the accelerator pedal. c) Push. To pass another vehicle. To reset at a slower cruising speed. and release the RES/ACCEL set switch. The vehicle may not maintain the set speed when going up or down steep hills. When the vehicle attains the speed you desire. the CRUISE light in the instrument panel goes out. To reset at a faster cruising speed. c) Turn the main switch off.6 km/h). the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH (13 km/h) below the set speed. use one of the following three methods: a) Depress the accelerator pedal. Release the switch when the vehicle slows down to the desired speed.

shift into high gear as soon as possible. Do not run the engine over 4. Use the air conditioner only when necessary. Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed. 5-18 Starting and driving .609 km). Avoid unnecessary engine idling. INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY Keep your engine tuned up. Maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles. Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. SD0001 Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (805 km). Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear and wastes fuel. Avoid hard braking as much as possible. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in vehicle damage or shortened engine life. four-wheel drive models (4H position): 55 MPH (88 km/h) four-wheel drive models (4L position): 30 MPH (48 km/h) Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. Four-wheel drive operation lowers fuel economy. either fast or slow. Use 4H or 4L position only when necessary. Improper alignment increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. Follow the recommended periodic maintenance schedule. it is more economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag. Use a proper gear range which suits road conditions. Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. follow these recommendations for the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle.000 miles (1. Driving at high speeds lowers fuel economy. Maintain cruising speeds with a constant accelerator position. When cruising at highway speeds. On level roads.000 rpm. Avoid quick starts.BREAK-IN SCHEDULE During the first 1. Do not drive over the following speed limits: two-wheel drive models and fourwheel drive models (2H position): Do not exceed the legal speed limit.

icy. Failure to engage the transfer control lever in 2H. this indicates that the automatic transmission P position will not function and the transfer control lever is in the N position. tire wear and increased fuel consumption. the vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if the manual transmission is in any gear or the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. muddy or sandy roads). high range) Four wheels are driven. 4H. Driving on dry hard surfaces in 4H or 4L may cause unnecessary noise. or during hard driving in sand. Shift the lever quickly and smoothly when moving across the N (Neutral) position with the vehicle stopped. high range) Only the rear wheels are driven.TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING PROCEDURES FOR 4-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES CAUTION Do not drive on dry. The 4L position provides maximum power and traction. If the ATP light is on. Use for driving under the same conditions as standard 2WD vehicles or state dynamometer I/M testing. 4H or 4L position. Use when climbing or descending steep hills. low range) Four wheels are driven. Always keep the transfer lever out of the N (Neutral) position. 4L — (4WD.e. or 4L could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly. Otherwise. mud or deep snow. N — No wheels are driven. as the maximum speed is approximately 30 MPH (48 km/h). Do not leave the transfer control lever in the N (Neutral) position. hard surface roads in four-wheel drive. 4H — (4WD. WARNING When parking the vehicle. Avoid raising vehicle speed excessively. resulting in serious personal injury or property damage. NISSAN recommends driving in the 2H position under these conditions. wet. driving at normal speeds on snow covered.. Starting and driving 5-19 ASD1022 . Use when driving on roads where it is difficult to drive in the 2H position (i. apply the parking brake and shift the transfer control lever into the 2H. 2H — (2WD.

Follow these operational cautions: CAUTION The auto-locking hubs will make a clicking noise when engaging and disengaging. The auto-lock free-running hub is designed to allow for automatic four-wheel drive engagement when the shift lever is moved to the 4H or 4L position. do not stop shift lever movement midway. Then. Drive in four-wheel drive to stop the noise. Under extremely cold conditions [below 5°F (-15°C)]. Continued use of the vehicle with this noise may damage the hub lock. This is normal. SD0021 Your NISSAN is equipped with auto-lock free-running hubs. shift to two-wheel drive. release the accelerator pedal to reduce the engine speed or stop the vehicle. the front axle shafts may rotate even with the transfer lever in the 2H position. it may be necessary to reduce speed or stop the vehicle in order to shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive. 5-20 Starting and driving . Continued use of the vehicle with this noise may damage the hub lock. Shift to twowheel drive as described. An incomplete shift may cause a clattering noise from the autolocking hubs. If the auto-locking hubs make a clattering noise after shifting from fourwheel drive to two-wheel drive. To avoid this. In cold weather. In such a case. If this occurs. the auto-locking hubs may make a clattering noise. When shifting into or out of fourwheel drive while driving.AUTO-LOCK FREE-RUNNING HUBS Accelerating quickly from a stop after shifting from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive may not allow engagement of the auto-locking freerunning hubs and may cause a clattering noise. drive first in four-wheel drive to warm up the vehicle and differential gear oil. stop and move the vehicle about 7 to 10 feet (2 to 3 m) in reverse.

or place the selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. Depress the clutch pedal. When backing up. then move the vehicle about 3 feet (1 m) in reverse. 2. stop and move 3 feet (1 m) forward. and it is not necessary to depress the clutch pedal. Stop the vehicle. stop and move the vehicle 3 feet (1 m) in reverse. quieter ride and less component wear. or place the selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. Change gears quickly and smoothly. Stop the vehicle. Perform this operation when driving straight. 1. 1. 3. Depress the clutch pedal. NOTE: Follow the NOTE shown in shifting from 4H to 2H.TO SHIFT TRANSFER CASE: From 2H to 4H SHIFT PROCEDURE FOR AUTO-LOCK FREE-RUNNING HUBS Move the transfer lever to 4H at speeds below 25 MPH (40 km/h). 1. Change gears quickly and smoothly. 2. or place the selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. Depress the transfer lever and move it to 4L. Perform this operation when driving straight. Depress the transfer lever and move it to 2H. This can be done at any speed. Depress the clutch pedal. It is not necessary to depress the clutch pedal. Move the transfer lever to 2H. From 4H to 2H From 4H to 4L or 4L to 4H From 2H to 4L From 4L to 2H Starting and driving 5-21 . NOTE: AUTO-LOCK hubs will not disengage until the vehicle is moved about 3 feet (1 m) in the opposite direction of travel: When driving forward. 2. 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to the 4L or 4H position. Stop the vehicle. Change gears quickly and smoothly. Disengaging the AUTO LOCK hubs will allow for better fuel economy. 3.

If excessive tire wear is found. construction and tread pattern on all four wheels. brand. transfer case and differential gears. Tire chain Tire chains must be installed only on the rear wheels and not on the front wheels. brand. they must also be the same size. and tread pattern on all four wheels. Tire inflation pressure Periodically check the pressure in all tires. Driving with chains in such conditions can cause damage to the various mechanisms of the vehicle due to some overstress. Do not drive with tire chains on paved roads which are clear of snow. size. When driving on clear paved roads. construction and tread pattern. with a gauge. construction (bias. Snow tires If you install snow tires. Failure to do so may result in a circumference difference between tires on the front and rear axles which will cause excessive tire wear and may damage the transmission. brand. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Tire 5-22 Starting and driving . pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the glove box. The tire pressure and wheel alignment should also be checked and corrected as necessary. be sure to change to 2WD. Adjust to the specified pressure if necessary. including the spare.TIRES OF FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE CAUTION Always use tires of the same type. it is recommended that all four tires be replaced with tires of the same size. bias-belted or radial).

PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS
in an accident. Make sure the shift lever has been pushed as far forward as it can go and cannot be moved without depressing the button at the end of the lever. Never leave children unattended in the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents. If the ATP lamp is ON, this indicates that the automatic transmission P (park) position will not function and the transfer control lever is in the N (neutral) position. Failure to engage the transfer control lever in the 2H, 4H or 4L position could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly, resulting in serious personal injury or property damage. 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. 2. Manual transmission models: Place the gearshift lever in the R (ReStarting and driving 5-23

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WARNING Do not park the vehicle over flammable materials such as dry grass, waste paper or rags. They may ignite and cause a fire. The transfer control lever must be in the 2H, 4H or 4L position and the parking brake set to prevent the vehicle from rolling. Never place the transfer control lever in the N (Neutral) position. Otherwise, the vehicle could roll unex-

pectedly even if the manual transmission is in gear or the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. This could result in serious injury or property damage. Safe parking procedures require that both the parking brake be set and the transmission placed into P (Park) for automatic transmission models or in an appropriate gear for manual transmission models. Failure to do so could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and result

POWER STEERING SYSTEM
verse) position. When parking on an uphill grade, place the gearshift lever in the 1st position. Automatic transmission models: Move the gearshift lever to the P (Park) position. 3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into the street when parked on an incline, it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated. HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: 1 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb. HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: 2 Turn the wheels away from the curb and move the vehicle back until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb. HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO CURB: 3 Turn the wheels toward the side of the road so the vehicle will move away from the center of the road if it moves. 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key. The power assisted steering is designed to use a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. If the engine stops or drive belt breaks, you will still have control of the vehicle. However, much greater steering effort is needed, especially in sharp turns and at low speeds. WARNING If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power assist for the steering will not work. Steering will be much harder to operate.

BRAKE SYSTEM
The brake system has two separate hydraulic circuits. If one circuit develops a problem, you will still have braking at two wheels. Vacuum assisted brakes The brake booster aids braking by using engine vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be required to stop the vehicle and stopping distance will be longer. Wet brakes When the vehicle is washed or driven through water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your braking distance will be longer and the vehicle may pull to one side during braking. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to heat the brakes. Do this until the brakes return to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speeds until the brakes function correctly.

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
Using the brakes Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the brake linings and pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. To help reduce brake wear, and to prevent the brakes from overheating, reduce speed and downshift to a lower gear before going down a slope or long grade. WARNING While driving on a slippery surface, be careful when braking, accelerating or downshifting. Abrupt braking or accelerating could cause the wheels to skid and result in an accident. If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power assist for the brakes will not work. Braking will be harder.

Normal Operation
The anti-lock brake system does not operate at speeds below 3 to 6 MPH (5 to 10 km/h). (The speeds vary according to road conditions.) When driving, the anti-lock brake system controls the wheels so they will not lock when braking abruptly or when braking on a slippery road. Thus, difficult steering and swerving of the vehicle due to locked wheels is minimized. The system detects the wheel rotation rate and electronically controls the pressure applied to each brake. Slight vibration on the brake pedal accompanied by noise usually occurs while the ABS system is operating. Such vibration and noise encountered during abrupt braking is not a problem, but indicates that the system is functioning.

may hear a ‘‘clunk’’ noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal and is not an indication of any malfunction. If the computer senses any malfunction, it switches the anti-lock brake system off and turns on the ABS brake warning light in the dashboard. The brake system then operates normally, but without anti-lock assistance. If an abnormality occurs in the system, the anti-lock function will cease but the ordinary brakes will continue to operate normally. The ABS brake warning light will then come on. If the light comes on while you are driving, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer for repair.

Using the System
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. WARNING Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so may result in increased stopping distances.

Self-test feature
The anti-lock brake system consists of electronic sensors and hydraulic solenoids controlled by a computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that tests the system each time you start the engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs, you

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COLD WEATHER DRIVING
WARNING The anti-lock brake system is a sophisticated device, but it cannot prevent accidents resulting from careless or dangerous driving techniques. It can help maintain vehicle control under braking on slippery surfaces, but remember that the stopping distance on slippery surfaces will be longer than on normal surfaces even with the anti-lock brake system. Stopping distances may also be longer on rough, gravel, or snow covered roads, or if you are using tire chains. Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Ultimately, the responsibility for safety of self and others rests in the hands of the driver. Tire type and condition may also affect braking effectiveness. When replacing tires, install the specified tire size on all four wheels. When installing a spare tire, make sure it is the proper size and type as specified on the tire placard. For tire placard location information refer to ‘‘Tire placard’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual.

Freeing a frozen door lock
To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de-icer or glycerin through the key hole. If the lock becomes frozen, heat the key before inserting it in the key hole.

ing the vehicle. For details, see ‘‘Changing engine coolant’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual.

Tire equipment
1. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to provide superior performance on dry pavement. However, the performance of these tires will be substantially reduced in snowy and icy conditions. If you operate your vehicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recommends the use on all four wheels of MUD & SNOW or ALL SEASON tires. Please consult your NISSAN dealer for the tire type, size, speed rating and availability information. 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded tires may be used. However, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces prohibit their use. Check local, state and provincial laws before installing studded tires. Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be poorer than that of non-studded snow tires. 3. Tire chains may be used. Use of tire chains may be prohibited according to location. Check the local laws before

Anti-freeze
In the winter when it is anticipated that the temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check anti-freeze (ethylene glycol base) to assure proper winter protection. For details, see ‘‘Engine cooling system’’ in the ‘‘Do-ityourself’’ section of this manual.

Battery
If the battery is not fully charged during extremely cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maximum efficiency, the battery should be checked regularly. For details, see ‘‘Battery’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual.

Draining of coolant water
If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti-freeze, drain the cooling system by opening the drain valves located under the radiator and on the engine block. Refill before operat-

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installing tire chains. When installing tire chains, make sure they are of proper size for the tires on your vehicle and are installed according to the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ chains. Other types may damage your vehicle. Use chain tensioners when recommended by the tire chain manufacturer to ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the tire chain must be secured or removed to prevent the possibility of whipping action damage to the fenders or undercarriage. If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle when using tire chains. In addition, drive at a reduced speed, otherwise, your vehicle may be damaged and/or vehicle handling and performance may be adversely affected. Never install tire chains on a TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire. Do not use tire chains on dry roads.

2. A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the jack to give it firm support. 3. A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts. 4. Extra window washer fluid to refill the reservoir tank.

Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). These may appear on an otherwise clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of ice is seen ahead, brake before reaching it. Try not to brake while on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers. Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads. Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle.

Driving on snow or ice
WARNING Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), very cold snow, or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or ‘‘grip’’ under these conditions. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until the road is salted or sanded. Whatever the condition, drive with caution. Accelerate and slow down with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive wheels will lose even more traction. Allow more stopping distance under these conditions. Braking should be started sooner than on dry pavement. Allow greater following distances on slippery roads.

Engine block heater (if so equipped)
An engine block heater to assist extreme cold temperature starting is available through an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING Do not use your heater with an ungrounded electrical system or twopronged (cheater) adapters. You can be injured by an electrical shock if you use an ungrounded connection.

Special winter equipment
It is recommended that the following items be carried in the vehicle during winter: 1. A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper blades.

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..............................6-8 Push starting ..6-6 Jump starting.............................6 In case of emergency First aid kit............6-2 Flat tire .........................................6-13 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) .6-14 ..................................................................................................6-12 Four-wheel drive models..6-10 Tow truck towing.....................6-2 Pantograph type jack ..............6-11 Two-wheel drive models......................................................................................................................................................................................................6-10 If your vehicle overheats ..................

To remove the first aid kit. unfasten the two straps. Otherwise. follow the instructions below: Stopping the vehicle 1. 2. Turn off the engine. Shift the manual transmission into R (Reverse). 4H or 4L position. Safely move the vehicle off the road and away from traffic. 4. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. 3. This could result in serious personal injury or property damage. WARNING The transfer control lever must be in the 2H.FIRST AID KIT FLAT TIRE If you have a flat tire. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. the vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if the manual transmission is in any gear or the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. Do not leave the transfer control lever in the N (Neutral) position. ACE1041 A first aid kit is located on the back door trim panel. or the automatic transmission into P (Park). 6-2 In case of emergency .

Roll back the cargo area carpet. Never change tires if oncoming traffic is close to your vehicle. WARNING Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle may move and result in personal injury. Open the back door. or the automatic transmission into P (Park). This is hazardous. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to signal professional road assistance personnel that you require assistance. 3. In case of emergency 6-3 . Remove the wheel nut wrench and jack rod. Use the tool tray to store lug nuts during a tire change. WARNING Make sure the parking brake is securely applied and the manual transmission is shifted into R (Reverse). Getting the spare tire and tools 1. 4. 2. Never change tires when the vehicle is on a slope. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and stand in a safe place away from traffic and clear of the vehicle. 5.5. WARNING Never use the tool tray as a jacking surface. ice or slippery areas. Unscrew the tool tray hold down and remove the tool tray. Wait for professional road assistance. 6. MCE0001 ACE1051 Blocking wheels Place suitable blocks at both the front and back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up.

Fit the square end of the jack rod into the square hole of the wheel nut wrench to form a handle. 6-4 In case of emergency . CAUTION Do not insert the jack rod straight as it is designed to be inserted at an angle as shown. Pass the T-shaped end of the jack rod through the opening and direct it towards the spare tire winch. remove the retainer chain. Seat the T-shaped end of the jack rod into the T-shaped opening of the tire winch. Once the spare tire is completely lowered. 8. reach under the vehicle. 9. Unscrew the jack hold down and remove the jack. located directly above the spare tire. 10. and turn the jack rod counter clockwise to lower the spare tire. Find the oval shaped opening above the middle of the license plate. 7. and carefully slide the tire from under the rear of the vehicle.ACE1033 ACE1034 ACE1035 6.

CAUTION Be sure to center the spare tire suspending plate on the wheel and then lift the spare tire. CE0047M ACE1040 In case of emergency 6-5 .

Use the correct jack up points. Use caution not to scratch the wheel cover or wheel surface. Use only the jack provided with your vehicle to lift the vehicle. WARNING Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. 6-6 In case of emergency . Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support.PANTOGRAPH TYPE JACK Removing wheel cover CAUTION Do not use your hands to pry off wheel caps or wheel covers. Do not use the jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles. ACE1042 Jacking up the vehicle and removing the wheel Always refer to the proper illustrations for the correct placement and jack-up points for your specific vehicle model and jack type. The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change. Doing so could result in personal injury.

In case of emergency 6-7 CE0116 WARNING Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose or come off. Lower the vehicle completely. with the wheel nut wrench. 3. Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack. tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque with a torque wrench. Wheel nut tightening torque: 87 to 108 ft-lb (118 to 147 N m) The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to specification at all times. Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure. 2. 4. With the wheel nut wrench. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire touches the ground. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten the wheel nuts finger tight. Never use the tool tray as a jacking surface. Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. Installing the spare tire 1. tighten the wheel nuts alternately and evenly until they are tight. Do not start or run engine while vehicle is on the jack. This could cause the nuts to become loose. This is especially true for vehicles with limited slip differential carriers. Never use blocks on or under the jack. It is recommended that wheel nuts be tightened to specification at each lubrication interval. . tighten the wheel nuts securely in the sequence as illustrated. Then.Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary. As soon as possible. It may cause the vehicle to move. This could cause an accident. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and hub.

COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. Do not lean over the battery when jump starting. Securely store the flat tire and jacking equipment in the vehicle. 6-8 In case of emergency . WARNING If done incorrectly. skin. Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1. Keep battery out of the reach of children. etc. or any other jewelry. Do not allow battery fluid to come into contact with eyes.000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire. It could also damage your vehicle. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulphuric acid solution which can cause severe burns. To start your engine with a booster battery. goggles or industrial safety spectacles) and remove rings. resulting in severe injury or death. clothing or painted surfaces. metal bands. Use of an improperly rated battery can damage your vehicle.). Explosive hydrogen gas is always present in the vicinity of the battery. always wear suitable eye protectors (for example. Keep all sparks and flames away from the battery. 5. It could come on at any time.6 km). immediately flush the contacted area with water.JUMP STARTING COLD pressure: After vehicle has been parked for three hours or more or driven less than 1 mile (1. WARNING Always make sure that the spare tire and jacking equipment are properly secured after use. Keep hands and other objects away from it. the instructions and precautions below must be followed. jump starting can lead to a battery explosion. Such items can become dangerous projectiles in an accident or sudden stop. Whenever working on or near a battery. The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. If the fluid should come into contact with anything. Your vehicle has and automatic engine cooling fan.

It could explode and cause serious injury. CAUTION Do not keep the starter motor engaged for more than 10 seconds. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as illustrated. If the engine does not start right away. WARNING Always follow the instructions below. 1.) — not to the battery. 6. air conditioner. position the two vehicles to bring their batteries into close proximity to each other. etc. Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems (lights. After starting your engine.000 r/min. and start the engine of the vehicle being jump started. Keep the engine speed of the booster vehicle at about 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle. 3. carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the positive cable. engine lift bracket. 4. Cover the battery with an old cloth to reduce explosion hazard. In case of emergency 6-9 Do not attempt to jump start a frozen battery. 7.CAUTION Always connect positive (+) to positive (+) and negative (−) to body ground (for example. turn the key off and wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again. heater. move the lever to P (Park)). 2. etc. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so equipped). Failure to do so could result in damage to the charging system and cause personal injury. Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. Make sure the jumper cables do not touch moving parts in the engine compartment and that the cable clamps do not contact any other metal. Apply the parking brake. .). Move the shift selector lever to N (Neutral) (on automatic transmission models. ACE1018 5.

move the heater or air conditioner tem- 6-10 In case of emergency . When the engine starts. the forward surge could cause the vehicle to collide with the tow vehicle. Never try to start the vehicle by towing it. or detect abnormal noise. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). 1. To avoid the danger of being scalded. pressurized hot water will spurt out. 2. Do not stop the engine. never remove the radiator cap while the engine is still hot. Turn off the air conditioner (if so equipped). IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an extremely high temperature gauge reading). or if you feel a lack of engine power. take the following steps: WARNING Do not continue to drive if your vehicle overheats. possibly causing serious injury.PUSH STARTING 8. Doing so could cause a vehicle fire. Do not open the hood if steam is coming out. Open all of the windows. CAUTION Automatic transmission models cannot be push or tow started. When the radiator cap is removed. etc. Move the vehicle safely off the road.. apply the parking brake and move the gearshift lever to N (Neutral). This may cause transmission or other vehicle damage. Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover the vent holes as it may be contaminated with corrosive acid. or the automatic transmission into P (Park).

stop the engine. 7. WARNING If steam or water is coming from the engine. 4. If engine overheating is caused by climbing a long hill on a hot day. When towing your vehicle. If coolant is leaking. Towing instructions are available from an authorized NISSAN dealer. run the engine at a fast idle (approximately 1. or get caught in. or the cooling fan does not run. Local service operators are generally familiar with the applicable laws and procedures for towing. engine belts or the engine cooling fan. Also check if the cooling fan is running. To assure proper towing and to prevent accidental damage to your vehicle. The engine cooling fan can start at any time when the coolant temperature is high. make sure that the transmission. U. Visually check drive belts for damage or looseness. steering system and powertrain are in working condition.S. Add coolant to the reservoir tank if necessary. WARNING Be careful not to allow your hands. Have your vehicle repaired at an authorized NISSAN dealer. jewelry or clothing to come into contact with. In case of emergency 6-11 . axles. The radiator hoses and radiator should not leak water. check the coolant level in the reservoir tank with the engine running. Get out of the vehicle.TOW TRUCK TOWING perature control to maximum hot and fan control to high speed. stand clear to prevent getting burned. 3.500 r/min) until the temperature gauge indicator returns to normal. or the water pump belt is missing or loose. Wait until no steam or coolant can be seen before proceeding. dollies must be used. After the engine cools down. States. Canadian provinces and local regulations for towing must be followed. If any unit is damaged. It is advisable to have the service operator carefully read the following precautions: WARNING Never ride in a vehicle that is being towed. CAUTION When towing. NISSAN recommends having a service operator tow your vehicle. Look and listen for steam or coolant escaping from the radiator before opening the hood. 6. hair. Incorrect towing equipment could damage your vehicle. 5. Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by a tow truck. Open the hood.

To move the selector lever to the N (Neutral) position on automatic transmission models.When towing with the front wheels on the ground or with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing dollies): Move the transfer control lever into the 2H position. turn the ignition key to the ACC position. turn the ignition key to the OFF position and secure the steering wheel in the straight ahead position with a rope or similar device. 6-12 In case of emergency . Be sure to place the transfer control lever into the 2H position. ACE1037 TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MODELS NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed with the driving (rear) wheels off the ground as illustrated. Always attach safety chains before towing. When towing manual transmission models with rear wheels on the ground: Always release the parking brake and move the transmission shift lever to the N (Neutral) position. and the transmission selector lever into the N (Neutral) position. When towing with the front wheels on the ground: Turn the ignition key to the OFF position and move the transmission shift lever to the N (Neutral) position. Never place the ignition key in the LOCK position. After moving the selector lever to the N (Neutral) position. This will result in damage to the steering lock mechanism.

as this may cause serious and expensive damage to the transmission. backward) with four wheels on the ground.CAUTION If you have to tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground or with front wheels raised (with rear wheels on the ground). remove the propeller shaft beforehand to prevent damage to the transmission. observe the following restricted towing speeds and distances: Automatic transmission model: Speed: Below 30 MPH (48 km/h) Distance: Less than 40 miles (64 km) Manual transmission model: Speed: Below 60 MPH (97 km/h) Distance: Less than 500 miles (805 km) If the speed or distance must necessarily be greater. remove the front and rear propeller shafts beforehand to prevent damage to the transmission. observe the following restricted towing speeds and distances: Automatic transmission model: Speed: Below 30 MPH (48 km/h) Distance: Less than 40 miles (64 km) Manual transmission model: Speed: Below 60 MPH (97 km/h) Distance: Less than 500 miles (805 km) If the speed or distance must necessarily be greater. CAUTION Never tow your vehicle from the rear (i. CAUTION Never tow your vehicle from the rear (i. In case of emergency 6-13 . backward) with four wheels on the ground as this may cause serious and expensive damage to the transmission. ACE1038 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE MODELS NISSAN recommends that a dolly be used as illustrated when towing your vehicle..e. CAUTION If you have to tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground or with the front or rear wheels raised.e..

Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas straps are not recommended for use in vehicle towing or recovery. Never pull the vehicle at an angle. 6-14 In case of emergency . and the transmission selector lever into the N (Neutral) position. WARNING Do not spin your tires at high speed. Pulling devices should be routed so they do not touch any part of the suspension. Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. This could cause them to explode and result in serious injury. brake or cooling systems. VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck vehicle) Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the main structural members of the vehicle. steering.Be sure to place the transfer control lever into the 2H position. Parts of your vehicle could also overheat and be damaged. Always pull the cable straight out from the front or rear of the vehicle.

........................................................7 Appearance and care Cleaning exterior and interior....................7-2 Corrosion protection ..7-4 ...

hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to the effects of road salt. a special vehicle soap or general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with clean. Take care that the drain holes in the lower edge of the door are open. seams and folds on the doors. when contaminants such as soot. When it is necessary to park outside. as the surface may become water-spotted. Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of water. it is important to take proper care of it. metal particles or bugs get on the paint surface. polishing is recommended to remove built-up residue and to avoid a ‘‘weathered’’ appearance. An authorized NISSAN dealer can assist 7-2 Appearance and care . please wash your vehicle as soon as possible to protect the paint surface: after a rainfall to prevent possible damage from acid rain. Be careful not to scratch the paint surface when putting on or removing the body cover. Whenever possible. park in a shady area or protect the vehicle with a body cover. such as washing mitts. Washing MAI0001 In order to maintain the appearance of your vehicle. A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle to avoid water spots. Inside flanges. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean water. CAUTION Do not use strong household soap. Therefore. after driving on coastal roads. Spray water under the body and in the wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away road salt. Waxing Regular waxing protects the paint surface and helps retain new vehicle appearance. tree sap.CLEANING EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR when dust or mud builds up on the surface. After waxing. Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight or while the vehicle body is hot. strong chemical detergents. store or park your vehicle inside a garage or in a covered area. bird droppings. In the following cases. Avoid using tight-napped or rough cloths. Care must be taken when removing caked-on dirt or other foreign substances so that the paint surface is not scratched or damaged. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild soap. these areas must be regularly cleaned. lukewarm (never hot) water. gasoline or solvents.

plastic parts and seats using a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. radio antenna elements or rear window defogger elements. Chrome parts Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non-abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. CAUTION When cleaning the inside of the window. Follow the instructions supplied with the wax. Wax your vehicle only after a thorough washing.you in choosing the proper product. especially during winter months in areas where road salt is used. to clean the meter and gauge lens. Use a cloth dampened only with water. Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on meter or gauge lens covers. Special cleaning products are available at an authorized NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessories store. . it is necessary to clean the underbody regularly in order to prevent dirt and salt from building up and causing corrosion on the Cleaning aluminum alloy wheels Wash regularly. Cleaning glass Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film from the glass surfaces. CAUTION Never use benzine. the underseal must be checked and. underbody and suspension. retreated. Cleaning interior Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior trim. Underbody In areas where road salt is used in winter. It may damage the lens cover. Appearance and care 7-3 Removing spots Remove tar and oil spots. Some fabric protectors contain chemicals that stain or bleach the seat material. Glass cleaner and a soft cloth easily remove this film. cutting compounds or cleaners that may damage the vehicle finish. industrial dust. then wipe clean with a dry soft cloth. Salt could discolor the wheel if not removed. Do not use a wax containing any abrasives. Before using any fabric protector. if necessary. do not use sharp-edged tools or abrasive cleaners or chlorine-based disinfectant cleaners. insects and tree sap as quickly as possible from the surface of the paint to avoid permanent damage or staining. If the surface does not polish easily. thinner or any similar material. Wipe the vinyl and leather surfaces with a clean. read the manufacturer’s recommendations. Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the finish or leave swirl marks. It is normal for glass to be coated with a film after the vehicle is parked in the hot sun. They could damage the electrical conductors. use a ‘‘road tar’’ remover and wax again. Before the winter period and again in the spring. Never use fabric protectors unless recommended by the manufacturer. soft cloth dampened in mild soap solution.

Allow the belts to dry completely before using them. WARNING Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the retractor. since these materials may severely weaken the seat belt webbing. dye or chemical solvents to clean the seatbelt. be sure they are fitted for your vehicle and are properly positioned in the footwell to prevent interference with pedal operation. 7-4 Appearance and care . Relative humidity Corrosion will be accelerated: in areas of high relative humidity. dirt and water on the underside of the body accelerates corrosion. Moisture The accumulation of sand. cavities. Periodically check to make certain that the mats are properly positioned. where road salt is used. AAI0500 Most common factors contributing to vehicle corrosion. Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or minor traffic accidents. Floor sections which have snow and ice trapped under the floor matting will not dry.CORROSION PROTECTION Floor mats The use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can extend the life of your vehicle carpet and make it easier to clean the interior. 1. NEVER use bleach. NISSAN floor mats have been specially designed for your vehicle model. Floor mat positioning aid (Driver side only) Some models include a floor mat pin to act as a floor mat positioning aid. and other areas. The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections. The driver’s side floor mat has a grommet hole incorporated in it. in areas where the temperatures stay above freezing. 2. Mats should be maintained with regular cleaning and replaced if they become excessively worn. Environmental factors influence the rate of corrosion. where atmospheric pollution exists. Seat belts The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution. Position the mat by placing the floor mat pin through the floor mat grommet hole while centering the mat in the footwell. No matter what mats are used.

They accelerate corrosion and deterioration of underbody components such as the exhaust system. which may be required in some areas. Air pollution Industrial pollution. Road salt will also accelerate the disintegration of paint surfaces. sand or other debris from the passenger compartment by washing it out with a hose. always check for minor damage to the paint and repair it as soon as possible. keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors and tailgate open to avoid water accumulation. floor pan and fenders.Temperature A temperature increase accelerates the rate of corrosion to those parts which are not well ventilated. wash it off with water as soon as possible. the underbody must be cleaned periodically. consult an authorized NISSAN dealer. or heavy road salt use will accelerate the corrosion process. Chemicals used for road surface de-icing are extremely corrosive. the presence of salt in the air in coastal areas. fuel and brake lines. If any sand. To protect your vehicle from corrosion: wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the vehicle clean. brake cables. Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electronic components inside the vehicle as this may damage them. For additional protection against rust and corrosion. check the underbody and inside the pick-up box. Appearance and care 7-5 . CAUTION NEVER remove dirt. Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom. dirt or salt is accumulated. In winter.

MEMO 7-6 Appearance and care .

..8-20 Wiper blades ....................................................................................8-22 Parking brake check.................................8-6 Engine oil .........................................................................................8 Do-it-yourself Maintenance precautions .......8-29 Bulb replacement .......................................................8-18 Spark plug replacement ..............8-34 Four-wheel drive models...........................................................8-14 Brake and clutch fluid..8-33 Wheels and tires .............8-28 Light bulbs ............8-13 Temperature conditions for checking ATF.....................................................................................................................................................................8-16 Battery ...........................................8-10 Changing engine oil filter ......8-17 Drive belts .......................................................8-3 Engine cooling system ..................................8-13 Power steering fluid.........................................................................................8-5 Changing engine coolant ...8-37 .............................................8-25 Clutch pedal ..........................................8-26 Fuses.........8-9 Changing engine oil ..............................................................................8-30 Front fog light bulb replacement (if so equipped) ............8-15 Window washer fluid .........8-24 Brake booster .....................................................................................................................8-9 Checking engine oil level ......................................................8-19 Air cleaner housing filter ..8-24 Brake pedal ...............8-16 Jump starting........................8-2 Engine compartment check locations ...................................................................................................................................8-5 Checking engine coolant level ....................................................................................................................8-12 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) .........8-29 Headlights .........8-27 Multi-remote controller battery replacement ..

flame and sparks away from the fuel tank and battery. Always conform to local regulations for disposal of vehicle fluid. hair and tools away from moving fans. etc. On gasoline engine models with the multiport fuel injection (MFI) system. Keep smoking materials. 8-2 Do-it-yourself . before working on your vehicle. The following are general precautions which should be closely observed. CAUTION Do not work under the hood while the engine is hot. This ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section gives instructions regarding only those items which are relatively easy for an owner to perform. Never connect or disconnect either the battery or any transistorized component connector while the ignition is on. If it is necessary to work under the vehicle. and any other moving parts. support it with safety stands. clothing. If you must work with the engine running. be sure there is proper ventilation for exhaust gases to escape. Never leave the engine or automatic transmission related component harnesses disconnected while the ignition switch is in the ON position.MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle. WARNING Park the vehicle on a level surface. Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or LOCK position when performing any parts replacement or repairs. It is advisable to secure or remove any loose clothing and remove any jewelry. Always wear eye protection whenever you work on your vehicle. and could affect your warranty coverage. Turn the engine off and wait until it cools down. You should be aware that incomplete or improper servicing may result in operating difficulties or excessive emissions. Never connect or disconnect the battery or any transistorized component while the ignition switch is in the ON position. keep your hands. Improperly disposed engine oil and/or other vehicle fluids can damage the environment. If in doubt about any servicing. Avoid contact with used engine oil. such as rings. For automatic transmission models. move the shift lever to P (Park). always take care to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to the vehicle. Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by a jack. have it done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. For manual transmission models. apply the parking brake securely and block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. If you must run the engine in an enclosed space such as a garage. move the shift lever to N (Neutral). watches. belts. the fuel filter or fuel lines should be serviced by an authorized NISSAN dealer because the fuel lines are under high pressure even when the engine is off.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS ADI1129 Do-it-yourself 8-3 .

ADI1052 8-4 Do-it-yourself .

The use of other types of coolant solutions may damage the engine cooling system. CAUTION When adding or replacing coolant. Outside temperature down to °C −35 °F −30 Demineralized water or Distilled water 50% Do-it-yourself 8-5 . The radiator is equipped with a pressure type radiator cap. ADI1026 CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL Check the coolant level in the reservoir tank when the engine is cold. be sure to use only an ethylene glycol anti-freeze with the proper mixture ratio of 50% Genuine Nissan Anti-freeze coolant or equivalent and 50% demineralized or distilled water. year-round. See precautions in ‘‘If your vehicle overheats’’ found in the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section of this manual. Genuine Nissan Antifreeze coolant or equivalent 50% WARNING Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. If the reservoir tank is empty. use only a genuine NISSAN radiator cap. fill the radiator with coolant up to the filler opening and also add it to the reservoir tank up to the MAX level. Wait until the engine and radiator cool down. The anti-freeze solution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors.ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM The engine cooling system is filled at the factory with a high-quality. If the coolant level is below the MIN level. To prevent engine damage. genuine NISSAN anti-freeze coolant solution. therefore additional engine cooling system additives are not necessary. add coolant to the MAX level. If there is insufficient coolant in the radiator. check the coolant level in the radiator when the engine is cold. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator.

never change the coolant when the engine is hot. Open the drain plugs on the engine block. Open the radiator cap to drain the coolant. WARNING To avoid the danger of being scalded. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. The service procedures can be found in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Close the radiator drain valve and drain plug on the engine block securely. 2. See ‘‘Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section for cooling system capacity. Open the radiator drain valve. 3. 4. 8-6 Do-it-yourself . 5. CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT Major cooling system repairs should be performed by an authorized NISSAN dealer.If the cooling system frequently requires coolant. 1. have it checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Fill the reservoir tank slowly up to the MAX level. Flush the cooling system by running fresh water through the radiator. Fill the radiator slowly with the proper mixture of coolant and water. Improper servicing can result in reduced heater performance and engine overheating.

ADI1113 ADI1054 6. Remove the splash shield. ADI1053 Do-it-yourself 8-7 . Open and close the air release plug to release air. Then fill the radiator again and install the radiator cap. Remove the six bolts and the splash shield. 7. Remove the six push pins.

Stop the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge for signs of overheating. 9. 10.ADI1055 ADI1056 ADI1057 8. After it completely cools down. 8-8 Do-it-yourself . Then race the engine two or three times under no load. Open and close the air release plug to release air. Then fill the radiator again and install the radiator cap. Start the engine and warm it up until it reaches normal operating temperature. Fill the reservoir tank up the MAX level. refill the radiator up to the filler opening.

Check the drain valve on the radiator and drain plugs on the engine block for any sign of leakage. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches operating temperature. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Do-it-yourself 8-9 .ENGINE OIL ADI1058 ADI1059 ADI1060 11. 2. Reinsert it all the way. Turn off the engine. Wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan. 3. 4. CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL 1.

It should be between the H (High) and L (Low) marks. 8-10 Do-it-yourself . CHANGING ENGINE OIL 1. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil level. It is normal to add some oil between oil maintenance intervals or during the break-in period. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug. and then turn it off. Operating the engine with an insufficient amount of oil can damage the engine. CAUTION Oil level should be checked regularly. 3. Do not overfill. Start the engine and let idle until it reaches operating temperature. depending on the severity of operating conditions. 6. remove the oil filler cap and pour recommended oil through the opening.ADI1061 ADI1062 ADI1063 5. 4. If the oil level is below the L (Low) mark. 2. Recheck oil level with dipstick. and such damage is not covered by warranty. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Remove the oil filler cap.

Try to avoid direct skin contact with used oil. Do not use excessive force. Check the oil level with the dipstick. Clean and reinstall the drain plug and a new washer. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and completely drain the oil. Check your local regulations. 6. Add engine oil if necessary. See ‘‘Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section for drain and refill capacity.WARNING Prolonged and repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer. ADI1064 7. Keep used engine oil out of reach of children. If the oil filter is to be changed. Check for leakage around the drain plug and oil filter. Turn the engine off and wait several minutes. 8. Refill engine with a recommended oil through the oil filler opening then install the oil filler cap securely. Securely tighten the drain plug with a wrench. The drain and refill capacity depends on the oil temperature and drain time. If skin contact is made. Always use the dipstick to determine when the proper amount of oil is in the engine. Waste oil must be disposed of properly. Use these specifications for reference only. The engine oil is hot. Correct as required. See ‘‘Changing engine oil filter’’ later in this section. 9. 5. remove and replace it at this time. wash thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as soon as possible. CAUTION Be careful not to burn yourself. Start the engine. Drain plug tightening torque: 22 to 29 ft-lb (29 to 39 N m) Do-it-yourself 8-11 .

4. Turn the engine off. Coat the rubber gasket on the new filter with engine oil. Remove the six bolts and the splash shield. 9. Add engine oil if necessary. 3. 8-12 Do-it-yourself . Place a large drain pan under the oil filter. Check the oil level. Be sure to remove any old rubber gasket remaining on the mounting surface of the engine.8. 5. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag. 10. Remove the splash shield. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Start the engine and check for leakage around the oil filter. then tighten an additional 2/3 turn. Correct as required. Screw in the oil filter until a slight resistance is felt. 6. The engine oil may be hot. Remove the six push pins.Turn the engine off and wait several minutes. 2. ADI1065 ADI1066 CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER 1. CAUTION Be careful not to burn yourself. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench. 7. Then remove the oil filter by turning it by hand.

Start the engine and then move the selector lever through each gear range. 3. 2. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. — The ATF should be warmed to between 122 and 176°F (50 and 80°C). jewelry and clothing away from any moving parts such as the cooling fan and drive belts. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the parking brake. The ATF can be checked at fluid temperatures of 86 to 122°F (30 to 50°C) using the COLD range on the dipstick ADI1067 ADI1068 after the engine is warmed up and before driving. 4. TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS FOR CHECKING ATF The fluid level should be checked using the HOT range on the dipstick after the following conditions have been met: — The engine should be warmed up to operating temperature.AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) WARNING When the engine is running. the fluid should be re-checked using the HOT range. ending in P (Park). keep hands. However. Do-it-yourself 8-13 . — The vehicle should be driven at least 5 minutes. Re-insert the dipstick into the charging pipe as far as it will go. Automatic transmission fluid is poisonous and should be stored carefully in marked containers out of the reach of children. 1. add fluid through the charging pipe. If the level is on the low side of either range. Remove the dipstick and note the reading. 5. 6. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with lint-free paper.

CAUTION Do not overfill. Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN PSF II or equivalent. or if it is being used to pull a trailer. including recommended brand(s) of DexronTM III/MerconTM automatic transmission fluid. the fluid level cannot be read accurately. Use ONLY NISSAN Matic ‘D’ (Continental U. Outside the continental United States and Alaska contact an authorized NISSAN dealership for more information regarding suitable fluids. 8-14 Do-it-yourself . NOTE: If the vehicle has been driven for a long time at high speeds.S. DexronTM III/ MerconTM or equivalent may also be used. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid. The fluid level should be checked using the HOT MAX range on the power steering fluid reservoir at fluid temperatures of 122 to 176°F (50 to 80°C) or using the COLD MAX range on the power steering fluid reservoir at fluid temperatures of 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C). You should wait until the fluid has cooled down (about 30 minutes). or in city traffic in hot weather.POWER STEERING FLUID ADI1069 ADI1116 ADI1120 CAUTION DO NOT OVERFILL.

ADI1118 ADI1119 Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. If fluid is spilled. the system should be thoroughly checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Old. If the fluid level is below the MIN line. The use of improper fluids can affect the vehicle’s stopping ability. This will damage the paint.BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID CAUTION Do not spill the fluid on any painted surfaces. If fluid must be added frequently. add DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line. For further brake and clutch fluid specification information. add DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line. WARNING Use only new fluid from a sealed container. Check the clutch fluid level in the reservoir (manual transmission only). If the fluid level is below the MIN line or the brake warning light comes on. refer to ‘‘Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual. immediately wash the surface with water. inferior or contaminated fluid may damage the brake and clutch systems. Do-it-yourself 8-15 .

ADI1034 CAUTION Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for windshield washer solution. WARNING Do not expose the battery to flames or electrical sparks. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the mixture ratio. Do not use the window washer reservoir tank to mix the washer fluid concentrate and water. skin or clothing. In the winter season.WINDOW WASHER FLUID Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the window washer reservoir tank. When working on or near the battery. Add windshield washer solvent to the water for better cleaning. Add a washer solvent to the water for better cleaning. fabrics. This may result in damage to the paint. Any corrosion should be washed off with a solution of baking soda and water. BATTERY Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the mixture ratio. Do not allow battery fluid to contact your skin. If the acid contacts your eyes. Thoroughly wash your hands. Canada Only Add fluid when the low washer fluid warning light comes on. Keep the battery surface clean and dry. Hydrogen gas generated by the battery is explosive. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reservoir tank. 8-16 Do-it-yourself . immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention. disconnect the negative (−) battery terminal cable to prevent discharge. Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. After touching a battery or battery cap. or painted surfaces. Make certain the terminal connections are clean and securely tightened. do not touch or rub your eyes. In the winter season. USA Only Check the window washer fluid level in the reservoir tank and add fluid if necessary. If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or longer. eyes. always wear suitable eye protection and remove all jewelry. add a windshield washer anti-freeze. add windshield washer antifreeze.

Gently pry between the battery cap and cover as illustrated to remove the cap. see ‘‘Jump starting’’ in the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section. JUMP STARTING If jump starting is necessary. Keep the battery out of the reach of children. Check the fluid level in each cell. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.Battery posts. Wash hands after handling. Do-it-yourself 8-17 . Use a cloth to protect the battery case. If the engine does not start by jump starting. Do not overfill. 2. If it is necessary to add fluid. add only distilled water to bring the level up to the level indicator in each filler opening. ADI0709 ADI0710 1. the battery may have to be replaced.

cuts. Visually inspect each belt for signs of unusual wear. 1.DRIVE BELTS ADI1073 ADI1074 WARNING Be sure the ignition key is OFF or LOCK position. 8-18 Do-it-yourself . fraying or looseness. 2. Have the belts checked regularly for condition and tension in accordance with the maintenance schedule found in the ‘‘Maintenance’’ section of this manual. If the belt is in poor condition or loose. The engine could rotate unexpectedly. have it replaced or adjusted by an authorized NISSAN dealer.

Follow the maintenance schedule. Do-it-yourself 8-19 .SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT WARNING Be sure the engine and ignition switch are off and that the parking brake is engaged securely. Disconnect the spark plug cables. Always replace spark plugs with reccommended or equivalent ones. An incorrect socket can damage the spark plugs. ADI1075 Platinum-tipped spark plugs It is not necessary to replace platinumtipped spark plugs as frequently as conventional type spark plugs because they last much longer. but do not reuse the spark plugs by cleaning or regapping. ADI1076 1. CAUTION Be sure to use the correct socket to remove the spark plugs.

We recommend it be replaced according to the maintenance intervals shown in the ‘‘Maintenance’’ section of this manual. always hold the boots — not the cables. Mark all cables to identify their original location. 2. Reconnect the spark plug cables to their original positions. 3.AIR CLEANER HOUSING FILTER Spark plug tightening torque: 14 to 22 ft-lb (20 to 29 N m) 4. Fit the new spark plugs. WDI0005 ADI1079 When disconnecting. When replacing the filter. 8-20 Do-it-yourself . Remove the spark plugs with a spark plug socket. The filter element should not be cleaned and reused as it is given a special treatment. into the spark plug socket and install them. one at a time. then tighten with the spark plug socket to the correct torque. Turn each plug several full turns by hand. wipe the inside of the air cleaner housing and the cover with a damp cloth. Use only the specified spark plugs. Do not overtighten.

Do not drive with the air cleaner removed. Doing so could result in serious injury. Do-it-yourself 8-21 . it stops flame if the engine backfires. The air cleaner not only cleans the air.Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with the air cleaner removed. you could be burned. ADI1080 WARNING Operating the engine with the air cleaner removed can cause you or others to be burned. If it isn’t there and the engine backfires. and be careful when working on the engine with the air cleaner removed.

Remove the wiper blade. 8-22 Do-it-yourself . Make sure the wiper blades contact the glass. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper arm until it clicks into place. 4. 3. Clean the blade by wiping it with a cloth soaked in a washer solution or a mild detergent.WIPER BLADES ADI1111 CAUTION After wiper blade replacement. Push the release tab. Then rinse the blade with clear water. Your windshield is clean if beads do not form when rinsing with clear water. replace the blades. otherwise it may be damaged when the hood is opened. If your windshield is still not clear after cleaning the blades and using the wiper. Clean the outside of the windshield with a washer solution or a mild detergent. wax or another material may be on the blade or windshield. return the wiper arm to its original position. then move the wiper blade down the wiper arm to remove. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield. 2. 1. If your windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer or if a wiper blade chatters when running. otherwise the arms may be damaged from wind pressure.

Do-it-yourself 8-23 . then slide the wiper blade down the wiper arm to remove. Insert a new wiper blade onto the wiper arm and press down until the blade clicks into place. 2.ADI1126 Rear wiper blade replacement 1. 3. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield. Push the tab.

see an authorized NISSAN dealer. With the engine running. This may cause clogging or improper windshield washer operation. check distance A between the upper surface of the pedal and the metal floor. remove it with a needle or small pin. Distance A: Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission 4 1/4 in. (110mm) MDI0005 If you wax the surface of the hood. If the number of clicks is out of the range listed above. be careful not to let wax get into the washer nozzle.PARKING BRAKE CHECK BRAKE PEDAL ADI1035 DI0453 Pull the parking brake lever up. 8-24 Do-it-yourself . see an authorized NISSAN dealer. If wax gets into the nozzle. Four Wheel ABS 4 in. (100mm) If it is out of the range shown above.

3. Run the engine for one minute without depressing the brake pedal. continue on to next step. With the brake pedal depressed. Proper brake inspection intervals should be followed. it will make a high pitched scraping or screeching sound when the vehicle is in motion whether or not the brake pedal is depressed. Occasional brake noise during light to moderate stops is normal and does not affect the function or performance of the brake system. Check the brake booster function with the following steps: 1. The front disc-type brakes self-adjust every time the brake pedal is applied. With the engine off. Brake pad wear indicators The disc brake pads on your vehicle have audible wear indicators. Keeping the pedal depressed for about 30 seconds. Under some driving or climate conditions. While depressing the brake pedal. The rear drum-type brakes on two-wheel drive trucks self-adjust every time the parking brake is applied. If the brakes do not operate properly. When brake pedal movement (distance of travel) remains the same from one pedal application to the next. For more information regarding brake inspections. occasional brake squeak. The pedal travel distance will decrease gradually with each depression as the vacuum is released from the booster. Have the brakes Do-it-yourself 8-25 . checked as soon as possible if the wear indicator sound is heard. press and release the brake pedal several times. The pedal height should drop a little. The rear drum-type brakes on fourwheel drive trucks self-adjust every time the brake pedal is applied. then turn it off. have the brakes checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. have them inspected as soon as possible by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Apply the parking brake several times. see an authorized NISSAN dealer and have it checked. If the brake pedal goes down farther than normal. WARNING If the brake pedal height does not return to normal. squeal or other noise may be heard. The rear drum brakes (if so equipped) do not have audible wear indicators. Depress the brake pedal several times. stop the engine. it may be due to a lack of adjustment of the rear drum brakes. Should you ever hear an unusually loud noise from the rear drum brakes.BRAKE BOOSTER Self-adjusting brakes Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting brakes. When a brake pad requires replacement. start the engine. 4. see the appropriate maintenance schedule information in the ‘‘Maintenance Schedule’’ section of this manual. 2. the pedal height should not change.

If free travel is out of the range shown above.CLUTCH PEDAL ADI0528 Press the pedal by hand and be sure the free travel is within the above limit. 8-26 Do-it-yourself . see an authorized NISSAN dealer.

have the electrical system checked and repaired by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Do-it-yourself 8-27 . 3. If the fuse is open. If a new fuse opens again. check for an open fuse.FUSES ADI1128 Passenger compartment CAUTION Never use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than specified on the fuse box cover. This could damage the electrical system or cause a fire. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. If the electrical equipment does not operate. 1. 4. Remove the fuse box cover. 5. 2. replace it with a new fuse. Be sure the ignition key and the headlight switch are OFF.

The operational range of the multiremote controller extends to approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. This range may vary with conditions. perform step 4 above. if it does get wet. Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or equivalent. 3. The multi-remote controller is waterresistant.MULTI-REMOTE CONTROLLER BATTERY REPLACEMENT Replace the battery in the multi-remote controller as follows: 1. Open the lid using a coin. Press the button. Close the lid securely. immediately wipe completely dry. If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement. An improperly disposed battery can hurt the environment. APD1087 8-28 Do-it-yourself . 4. then the button two or three times to check the multiremote controller operation. Replace the battery with a new one. 2. however.

and (2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. HEADLIGHTS CAUTION High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb.LIGHT BULBS FCC Notice: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. do not touch the glass envelope. Replacing the headlight bulb 1. Disconnect the electrical connector from the rear end of the bulb. The headlight is a semi-sealed beam type which uses a replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb. 3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB. 4. Remove the headlight bulb. Do-it-yourself 8-29 . Do not shake or rotate the bulb when removing it. Open the engine hood. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. Push down the spring retainer. ADI1127 6. Disconnect the negative ( ) battery cable. The bulb may break if the glass envelope is scratched or the bulb is dropped. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. 5. When handling the bulb. Be sure the lip of the bulb socket contacts the headlight body. 2.

contact an authorized NISSAN dealer.8 3157NAk 3057k 921 168 H3 68 578 912 27 3.* *: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest parts information. HB1/9004* *: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest parts information. Do not leave the bulb out of the headlight reflector for a long period of time as dust. BULB REPLACEMENT Item Front combination light: Turn signal light Parking light Rear combination light: Turn signal Stop/Tail Back-up License plate light Fog light Dome light Map light High-mounted stop light 27 27/7 16 3. Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb.8 35 8 10 12.CAUTION Use the same number and wattage as originally installed: Wattage 65/45 Bulb No. moisture. and smoke may enter the headlight body and affect the performance of the headlight. 8-30 Do-it-yourself .8 1156NA 194 Wattage (W) Bulb No. When aiming adjustment is necessary.

ADI1131 Replacing procedures All other lights are either type A. When replacing a bulb. B. first remove the lens and/or cover. Do-it-yourself 8-31 . C or D.

ADI1130 8-32 Do-it-yourself .

Lift the spring retainer. When handling the bulb. Do-it-yourself 8-33 . Disconnect the fog lamp bulb connector. The fog lamp bulb can not be separated from the wire and is serviced as an assembly. The bulb may break if the glass envelope is scratched or the bulb is dropped.ADI1110 FRONT FOG LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (if so equipped) CAUTION High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. 1. 5. do not touch the glass envelope. 2. 4. 6. Pull out and support the fog lamp assembly. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Unclip the two metal clips on the side of the fog lamp. Remove the fog lamp bulb. 3. DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB.

Maximum inflation pressure Do not exceed the maximum inflation pressures shown on the side wall of the tire. Replacement tires may have a lower speed rating than the factory equipped tires.e. unsafe operating conditions due to premature tire failure. use a tire pressure gauge to ensure that the tire pressure is at the specified level. speed rating and availability. Driving faster than 85 MPH (137 km/h) may result in tire failure.S. All Season Tires are iden- 8-34 Do-it-yourself . or unfavorable handling characteristics and could also lead to a serious accident. Types of tires WARNING When changing or replacing tires. certification label. including snowy and icy road conditions. size. loss of control and possible injury. Do not load your vehicle beyond this capacity.. Summer. Do not drive your vehicle over 85 MPH (137 km/h) unless it is equipped with high speed rated tires. see the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section of this manual. be sure all four tires are of the same type (i. Before taking a long trip. WARNING Improperly inflated tires can fail suddenly and cause an accident The vehicle weight capacity is indicated on the F.WHEELS AND TIRES affect tire life and vehicle handling. Tire inflation pressure Periodically check the tire pressure (including the spare). Incorrect tire pressure may adversely All season tires NISSAN specifies All Season tires on some models to provide good performance for use all year around. or whenever you have loaded your vehicle heavily. Overloading your vehicle may result in reduced tire life. Loading beyond the specified capacity may also result in failure of other vehicle components.6 km). COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. An authorized NISSAN dealer may be able to help you with information about tire type.V.S. All Season or Snow) and construction. Never exceed the maximum speed rating of the tire. and may not match the potential maximum vehicle speed. Tire pressure should be checked when tires are COLD.M. DI0047 If you have a flat tire. COLD pressure: After vehicle has been parked for three hours or more or driven less than 1 mile (1.

erwise. Summer tire performance in snow and ice will be substantially reduced. brand.S. If you plan to operate your vehicle in snowy or icy conditions. If you install snow tires. Generally. When driving on clear paved roads.tified by ‘‘ALL SEASON’’ and/or ‘‘M&S’’ on the tire sidewall. it is necessary to select tires equivalent in size and load rating to the original equipment tires. Other types may damage your vehicle. States and Canadian provinces prohibit their use. state and provincial laws before installing studded tires. studded tires may be used. Never install tire chains on a TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire. Check the local laws before installing tire chains. Loose end links of the tire chain must be secured or removed to prevent the possibility of whipping action damage to the fenders or undercarriage. NISSAN recommends the use of ‘‘SNOW’’ or ‘‘ALL SEASON’’ tires on all four wheels. Tire chains Use of tire chains may be prohibited according to location. Check local. If you do not. If possible. avoid fully loading your vehicle when using tire chains. snow tires will have lower speed ratings than factory equipped tires and may Do-it-yourself 8-35 . Oth- Snow tires If snow tires are needed. some U. Never exceed the maximum speed rating of the tire. it can adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle. they must be the same size. Summer tires do not have the tire traction rating ‘‘M&S’’ on the tire sidewall. your vehicle may be damaged and/or vehicle handling and performance may be adversely affected. In addition. Use only SAE class ‘‘S’’ chains. construction and tread pattern on all four wheels. Summer tires NISSAN specifies summer tires on some models to provide superior performance on dry roads. make sure they are the proper size for the tires on your vehicle and are installed according to the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. not match the potential maximum vehicle speed. Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be poorer than that of non-studded snow tires. drive at a reduced speed. Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Driving with chains in such conditions can cause damage to the various mechanisms of the vehicle due to some overstress. Snow tires have better snow traction than All Season tires and may be more appropriate in some areas. Use chain tensioners when recommended by the tire chain manufacturer to ensure a tight fit. However. Tire chains must be installed only on the rear wheels and not on the front wheels. When installing tire chains. be sure to change to 2WD. For additional traction on icy roads.

500 miles (12. Wheel nut tightening torque: 87 to 108 ft-lb (118 to 147 N m) Tire wear and damage WARNING Tires should be periodically inspected for wear.000 km). Do not include the spare tire in the tire rotation. Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1. ADI1115 MDI0004 Tire rotation NISSAN recommends rotating the tires every 7. the tire(s) should be replaced. bulging or deep cuts are found. If excessive wear. The original tires have a built-in tread wear indicator.WARNING After rotating the tires. check and adjust the tire pressure.). etc. cracks. 8-36 Do-it-yourself .000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire. bulging or objects caught in the tread. When the wear indicators are visible. cracking. See ‘‘Flat tire’’ in the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section for tire replacing procedures. the tire(s) should be replaced.

If excessive tire wear is found. Wheel balance Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling and tire life. construction (bias.Improper service of the spare tire may result in serious personal injury. Do not install a deformed wheel or tire even if it has been repaired. The use of retread tires is not recommended. always replace with wheels which have the same offset dimension. degrade vehicle handling characteristics and/or interference with the brake discs/drums. If the wheels are changed for any reason. contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Changing tires and wheels When replacing a tire. they should be balanced as required. The tire pressure and wheel alignment should also be checked and corrected as necessary. Refer to “Wheel/tire size” in the “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual for wheel off-set dimensions. Some of these effects may lead to accidents and could result in serious personal injury. braking. tread design. use the same size. Recommended types and sizes are shown in ‘‘Wheel/tire size’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual. construction and tread pattern. Even with regular use. bias-belted or radial). speedometer calibration. size. handling. wheels can get out of balance. or tread patterns can adversely affect the ride. If it is necessary to repair the spare tire. tire chain clearance. FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE MODELS CAUTION Always use tires of the same type. WARNING The use of tires other than those recommended or the mixed use of tires of different brands. construction (bias. brand. headlight aim and bumper height. it is recommended that all four tires be replaced with tires of the same size. bias-belted or radial). Such interference can lead to decreased braking efficiency and/or early brake pad/shoe wear. brand. Therefore. speed rating and load carrying capacity as originally equipped. Such wheels or tires could have unknown structural damage and could fail without warning. transfer case and differential gears. body-to-tire clearance. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. and tread pattern on all four wheels. Failure to do so may result in a circumference difference between tires on the front and rear axles which will cause excessive tire wear and may damage the transmission. ground clearance. Wheel balance service should be performed Do-it-yourself 8-37 . Wheels of a different offset could cause pre-mature tire wear.

With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire installed do not drive the vehicle at speeds faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h). NISSAN recommends waxing the road wheels to protect against road salt in areas where it is used during winter. To avoid property damage or personal injury when using the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire. This may cause loss of pressure or damage the tire bead. see “Tire placard” in the index of this manual.with the wheels off the vehicle. For tire placard location. Clean the inner side of the wheels when the wheel is changed or the underside of the vehicle is washed. Do not use the spare tire on other vehicles. Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or corrosion. Replace the spare tire as soon as the tread wear indicators appear. Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is installed. It should be replaced with the standard tire at the first opportunity to avoid possible tire or differential damage. observe the following cautions: When driving on roads covered with snow or ice.2 bar). Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing the wheels. Always keep the pressure of the full size spare tire (if so equipped) at the recommended pressure for standard tires. 4. Avoid sharp turns and abrupt braking while driving. Always keep the pressure of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire at 60 psi (420 kPa. Use tire chains only on the two rear original tires. Periodically check spare tire inflation pressure. Spare tire Your vehicle may be equipped with a TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire. Care of wheels Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle to maintain their appearance. WARNING The spare tire should be used for emergency use only. Do not use more than one spare tire at the same time. Spin balancing the front wheels on the vehicle could lead to transmission damage. Do not tow a trailer when the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is installed. CAUTION With the spare tire installed the transfer control lever must be in the 2H position to prevent the transfer case and differential gears from being damaged. 8-38 Do-it-yourself . Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire will wear at a faster rate than the standard tire. the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire should be used on the front axle and the original tire used on the rear axle (drive wheels). as indicated on the tire placard.

ground clearance is reduced. Do-it-yourself 8-39 . Also. Tire chains will not fit properly and may cause damage to the vehicle. Because the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is smaller than the original tire. To avoid damage to the vehicle.Do not use tire chains on a TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire. do not drive over obstacles. do not drive the vehicle through an automatic car wash since it might get caught.

MEMO 8-40 Do-it-yourself .

............................................................................9-5 Schedule two.....................................9-2 Outside the vehicle ...........9-10 .................9-2 Inside the vehicle .....................9-3 Under the hood and vehicle...............................9-4 Periodic maintenance schedules ............................................9-5 Schedule one .........................9 Maintenance General maintenance ................................................................................9-5 Explanation of maintenance items ...

is performed. under severe driving conditions. They are essential if your vehicle is to continue to operate properly. If you detect any unusual sounds. an authorized NISSAN dealer. service tips. However. OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE The maintenance items listed here should be performed from time to time. vibrations or smells. a qualified technician or. It is your responsibility to perform these maintenance procedures regularly as prescribed. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the specified maintenance. cuts or excessive wear. additional or more frequent maintenance will be required.GENERAL MAINTENANCE Your new NISSAN has been designed to have minimum maintenance requirements with longer service intervals to save you both time and money. Wheel nuts* When checking the tires. general maintenance should be performed regularly as prescribed in this section. Check carefully for damage. You can be confident that an authorized NISSAN dealer’s service department performs the best job to meet the maintenance requirements on your vehicle — in a reliable and economic way. You are a vital link in the maintenance chain. Where to go for service If maintenance service is required or your vehicle appears to malfunction. and in-dealership training programs. As the vehicle owner. unless otherwise specified. make General maintenance General maintenance includes those items which should be checked during normal day-to-day operation of the vehicle. However. closely observe the precautions in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. some dayto-day and regular maintenance is essential to maintain your NISSAN’s good mechanical condition. They are completely qualified to work on NISSAN vehicles before they work on your vehicle. and adjust to the specified pressure if necessary. These checks or inspections can be done by yourself. During the normal day-to-day operation of the vehicle. have the systems checked and tuned by an authorized NISSAN dealer. be sure to check for the cause or have an authorized NISSAN dealer do it promptly. When performing any checks or maintenance work. Additional information on the following items with ‘‘*’’ is found in the ‘‘Do-ityourself’’ section of this manual. Periodic maintenance The maintenance items listed under periodic maintenance in this section are required to be serviced at regular intervals. rather than after they have worked on it. as well as general maintenance. as well as its emission and engine performance. In addition. you are the only one who can ensure that your vehicle receives proper maintenance. Tires* Check the pressure with a gauge periodically when at a service station. if you prefer. 9-2 Maintenance . you should notify an authorized NISSAN dealer if you think that repairs are required. NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialists who and are kept up to date with the latest service information through technical bulletins. including the spare.

wheel balancing may be needed. such as excessive freeplay. Windshield wiper and washer* Check that the wipers and washer operate properly and that the wipers do not streak. turn signal lights. rollers and links if necessary. seatback recliner. Also check headlight aim. etc.g. Be certain to keep the floor mat away from the pedal. tail lights. Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth operation and make sure the pedal does not catch or require uneven effort. stop lights. Lubricate hinges. hard steering or strange noises. fraying. Seats Check seat position controls such as seat adjusters. Steering wheel Check for changes in the steering conditions. When driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials. Warning lights and chimes Make sure all warning lights and chimes are operating properly.500 miles (12. Check the brake booster function. Maintenance 9-3 . Keep the floor mat away from the pedal. Windshield defroster Check that the air comes out of the defroster outlets properly and in sufficient quantity when operating the heater or air conditioner. latches. and are installed securely. Check the belt webbing for cuts.000 km). adjusters and retractors) operate properly and smoothly. INSIDE THE VEHICLE The maintenance items listed here should be checked on a regular basis. and check for any loose wheel nuts. Doors and hood Check that all doors and the hood operate properly.sure no wheel nuts are missing. there may be a need for wheel alignment. anchors. or if you detect uneven or abnormal tire wear. Lights* Make sure that the headlights. Additional information on the following items with an ‘‘*’’ is found in the ‘‘Do-ityourself’’ section of this manual. such as when performing periodic maintenance. Seat belts Check that all parts of the seat belt system (e. Clutch pedal* Make sure the pedal operates smoothly and check that it has the proper free travel. cleaning the vehicle. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal highway speeds. buckles. Windshield wiper blades* Check for cracks or wear if they do not wipe properly. Also ensure that all latches lock securely. Brake pedal and booster* Check the pedal for smooth operation and make sure it has the proper distance under it when depressed fully. Tire rotation* Tires should be rotated every 7. Brakes Check that the brakes do not pull the vehicle to one side when applied. wear or damage. Make sure that the secondary latch keeps the hood from opening when the primary latch is released. to ensure they operate smoothly and all latches lock securely in every position. Tighten if necessary. Wheel alignment and balance If the vehicle should pull to either side while driving on a straight and level road. etc. and other lights are all operating properly and installed securely. check lubrication frequently. Check that the head restraints move up and down smoothly and the locks (if so equipped) hold securely in all latched positions..

UNDER THE HOOD AND VEHICLE The maintenance items listed here should be checked periodically (e. Automatic transmission fluid level* Check the level after putting the selector lever in P with the engine idling at operating temperature. Automatic transmission Park position mechanism Check that the lock release button on the selector lever operates properly and smoothly. Engine drive belts* Make sure the drive belts are not frayed. Brake and clutch fluid levels* Make sure that the brake and clutch fluid level is between the MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir. Engine oil level* Check the level after parking the vehicle on a level surface with the engine off. Power steering fluid level* and lines Check the level when the fluid is cold. cracks. If the sound of the exhaust seems unusual or there is a smell of exhaust fumes. See the carbon monoxide warning in the ‘‘Starting and driving’’ section of this manual. Underbody The underbody is frequently exposed to corrosive substances such as those used on icy roads or to control dust. leaves. water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle has been parked for a while. the underbody should be thoroughly flushed with plain water. frame. etc. If you should notice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident. At the end of winter. each time you check the engine oil or refuel). 9-4 Maintenance . oil.. that may have accumulated. fuel lines and exhaust system. cracked or oily. check for the cause and have it corrected immediately. It is very important to remove these substances from the underbody. deformation. Windshield washer fluid* Check that there is adequate fluid in the reservoir. immediately have the exhaust system inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. It should be between the MAX and MIN lines. Engine coolant level* Check the coolant level when the engine is cold. rot or loose connections. etc. Fluid leaks Check under the vehicle for fuel. Battery* Check the fluid level in each cell. Make sure the hoses have no cracks. Exhaust system Make sure there are no loose supports. Radiator and hoses Check the front of the radiator and clean off any dirt. with the engine off. otherwise rust may form on the floor pan.g. insects. Additional information on the following items with an ‘‘*’’ is found in the ‘‘Do-ityourself operations’’ section. cracks or holes. leaks.Parking brake* Check that the lever has the proper travel and confirm that your vehicle is held securely on a fairly steep hill with only the parking brake applied. On a fairly steep hill check that your vehicle is held securely with the selector lever in the P position without applying any brakes. worn. Water dripping from the air conditioner after use is normal.. See the ‘‘Appearance and care’’ section of this manual. Check the lines for proper attachment. Wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan. in those areas where mud and dirt may have accumulated.

000 km)/48 months. Repeated short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) with outside temperatures below freezing. After 60. mud or water as deep as the wheel hub. trouble-free. For most people. muddy. taxi or door-to-door delivery use. up to 60. more frequent maintenance may be required of the following items: Brake pads and rotors Brake linings and drums Brake lines and hoses Wheel bearing grease and free-running hub grease Differential. Towing a trailer.000 km)/48 months. Extensive idling and/or low speed driving for long distances.000 miles (96. safe and economical driving. Maintenance for off-road driving ( only) Whenever you drive off-road through sand. your vehicle should be serviced at the regular time intervals shown in the schedule. the odometer reading will indicate when service is needed. transmission and transfer oil Steering linkage Propeller shafts and front drive shafts Air cleaner filter These items should be checked frequently to assure safe and proper operation of your vehicle. Driving on rough. if you drive very little. using a camper or a car-top carrier. SCHEDULE ONE Follow Periodic Maintenance Schedule one if your driving habits frequently include one or more of the following driving conditions: Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles (8 km). Operating the vehicle in hot weather Maintenance 9-5 . during stop-and-go ‘‘rush hour’’ traffic. However. or salt spread roads.000 miles (96. SCHEDULE TWO Follow Periodic Maintenance Schedule two if none of the driving conditions shown in Schedule one apply to your driving habits. Driving in dusty conditions. depending upon the conditions in which you usually drive. NISSAN provides two periodic maintenance schedules that may be used.PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES To ensure smooth. These schedules contain both distance and time intervals. continue periodic maintenance at the same mileage/time intervals. such as police.

Correct or replace if necessary.000 km) or 24 months. (4) If valve noise increases. (2) If vehicle is operated under extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high. (3) After 60. 9-6 Maintenance .000 km) R R R R R R R R NOTE: (1) If operating mainly in dusty conditions.000 3.75 7. replace them immediately.000 miles (168.25 60 (km × 1.000) (6) (12) (18) (24) (30) (36) (42) (48) (54) (60) (66) (72) (78) (84) (90) (96) Months 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 I* [R] [R] I* I* I* [R] [R] I* I* R* R R Emission control system maintenance Drive belts Air cleaner filter See NOTE (1) Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) filter See NOTE (2) (KA24DE only) EVAP vapor lines Fuel lines Fuel filter See NOTE (2)* Engine coolant See NOTE (3) Engine oil R Engine oil filter R Spark plugs (Use PLATINUM-TIPPED type) Intake and exhaust valve clearance (KA24DE only) See NOTE (4) Timing belt (VG33E only) R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R Replace every 105. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only MAINTENANCE INTERVAL Miles × 1. I = Inspect.25 30 33. kilometers or months.75 52.Schedule One Abbreviations: R = Replace MAINTENANCE OPERATION Perform at number of miles.000 km) Replace every 105.541.75 37.5 11.526.25 15 18. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability.000 miles (96.000 miles (168. replace every 30. the filters might become clogged. In such an event. more frequent maintenance may be required.75 22. * Maintenance items and intervals with an ‘‘*’’ are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation.25 45 48. whichever comes first.000 miles (48. inspect valve clearance.000 km) or 48 months. Other maintenance items and intervals are required.556.

drums & linings Automatic transmission. whichever comes first.75 22. axle & suspension parts Tire rotation Drive shaft boots & propeller shaft ( Front wheel bearing grease (4x2) Front wheel bearing grease & free-running ) hub grease ( Exhaust system Supplemental air bag system See NOTE (3) See NOTE (2) ) See NOTE (4) I I I I I I I I I I I I I I R I I I I I R I NOTE: (1) If towing a trailer.5 41. change (not just inspect) oil at every 30.000) Months 3. transfer & differential gear oil (exc.5 26. rotors. LSD) Limited-slip differential (LSD) gear oil Manual transmission oil See NOTE (1) See NOTE (1) See NOTE (1) I I I I I I I I I I I I I R I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I [R] I (km × 1.75 37.25 (78) 39 (84) 42 (90) 45 60 (96) 48 Steering gear (box) & linkage.000 miles (48.75 52.25 (30) 15 (36) 18 (42) 21 30 (48) 24 [ ]: At the mileage intervals only 33. Change LSD gear oil every 15.750 miles (6. or driving on rough or muddy roads. Chassis and body maintenance Brake lines & cables Brake pads. (3) Inspect the supplemental air bag system 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the FMVSS certification label.25 (54) 27 (60) 30 (66) 33 45 (72) 36 48. using a camper or a car-top carrier.000 Perform at number of miles. Maintenance 9-7 .5 56. replace grease every 3. kilometers or months. (4) Refer to ‘‘Tire rotation’’ under the ‘‘General maintenance’’ heading earlier in this section.Schedule One Abbreviations: R = Replace MAINTENANCE OPERATION Miles × 1.000 km) or 24 months except for LSD. MAINTENANCE INTERVAL 18.000 km) or 12 months.25 (18) 9 15 (24) 12 I = Inspect.5 (12) 6 11.75 (6) 3 7.000 km) or 3 months. Correct or replace if necessary.000 miles (24. (2) If operating frequently in water.

000 km) NOTE: (1) If vehicle is operated under extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high. Other maintenance items and intervals are required. replace every 30.000) Months 7. the filters might become clogged. In such an event. (2) After 60.000 Perform at number of miles.000 km) or 24 months.Schedule Two Abbreviations: R = Replace MAINTENANCE OPERATION Miles × 1. See NOTE (1)* See NOTE (2) R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R* R R See NOTE (1) I* [R] [R] I* I* I* [R] [R] I* I* (km × 1. inspect valve clearance.000 miles (168.000 miles (168. Emission control system maintenance Drive belts Air cleaner filter Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) filter (KA24DE only) EVAP vapor lines Fuel lines Fuel filter Engine coolant Engine oil Engine oil filter Spark plugs (Use PLATINUM-TIPPED type) Intake and exhaust valve clearance (KA24DE only) See NOTE (3) Timing belt (VG33E only) Replace every 105.5 (84) 42 60 (96) 48 Replace every 105.000 km) 9-8 Maintenance . Correct or replace if necessary.000 km) or 48 months. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only MAINTENANCE INTERVAL 30 (48) 24 37. (3) If valve noise increases.5 (60) 30 45 (72) 36 52.000 miles (96. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability.5 (12) 6 15 (24) 12 22. whichever comes first. * Maintenance items and intervals with an ‘‘*’’ are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation.5 (36) 18 I = Inspect.000 miles (48. replace them immediately. kilometers or months.

5 (60) 30 45 (72) 36 52. Maintenance 9-9 .5 (36) 18 I = Inspect.5 (84) 42 60 (96) 48 Front wheel bearing grease (4x2) Front wheel bearing grease & free-running hub grease ( Exhaust system Supplemental air bag system NOTE: (1) Inspect the supplemental air bag system 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the FMVSS certification label.000) Months 7. rotors. kilometers or months. axle & suspension parts Tire rotation Drive shaft boots ( ) See NOTE (2) I I I ) I R I See NOTE (1) I I I I R I I I I I I I I I I R I I I I I I I I I [R] R I (km × 1. whichever comes first. LSD) Manual transmission oil Limited-slip differential (LSD) gear oil Steering gear (box) & linkage. drums & linings Automatic transmission.5 (12) 6 15 (24) 12 22. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only MAINTENANCE INTERVAL 30 (48) 24 37. Correct or replace if necessary.000 Perform at number of miles. Chassis and body maintenance Brake lines & cables Brake pads.Schedule Two Abbreviations: R = Replace MAINTENANCE OPERATION Miles × 1. transfer & differential gear oil (exc. (2) Refer to ‘‘Tire rotation’’ under the ‘‘General maintenance’’ heading earlier in this section.

If the vehicle is operated under extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high. deterioration. Manual and automatic transmission. However. Spark plugs* Replace with new plugs having the correct heat range. driving the vehicle in dusty areas may cause rapid clogging of the element. Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) filter Under normal driving conditions. EVAP Vapor lines Check vapor lines and connections for leaks. they may have to be replaced more frequently. replace the lines. Replace any damaged drive belts. Emission control system maintenance Drive belts* Check drive belts for wear. deterioration and leaks. the filter might become clogged. looseness or deterioration. leaks. transfer and differential gear oil Visually inspect for signs of leakage and replace oil for limited-slip differential. they may have to be inspected more frequently. looseness and leakage of oil or grease. or deterioration. looseness. piping. If leaks are found. connections & check valve) and parking brake cables for proper attachment. Chassis and body maintenance Brake lines and cables Check the brake lines and hoses (including brake booster vacuum hoses. piping and connections for leaks. Steering gear (box) and linkage. axle and suspension parts and drive shaft boots Check for damage. Engine coolant* Flush and refill the cooling system.) Check the fuel hoses. abrasion. In such an event. Replace any damaged parts. Under severe driving conditions. the filter should be replaced in accordance with the maintenance schedule. replace the filter immediately. Brake pads. However. Air cleaner filter Under normal driving conditions. cracks. under severe driving conditions. rotors. Engine oil and oil filter* Under normal driving conditions. Fuel lines (hoses. they may have to be inspected more frequently. the oil should be replaced at the specified interval. chafing.EXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE ITEMS Additional information on the following items with an ‘‘*’’ is found in the ‘‘Do-ityourself’’ section of this manual. drums and linings Check these and the other brake components for wear. more rapidly. In such an event. Under severe driving conditions. the air cleaner filter should be replaced in accordance with the maintenance schedule. the filter may become clogged 9-10 Maintenance . replace the filter immediately. etc. fraying or cracking and also for proper tension. Under severe driving conditions. the element may have to be replaced more frequently. connections. etc. the engine oil and oil filter should be replaced in accordance with the maintenance schedule. Consequently. Fuel filter If the vehicle is operated under extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high.

Repack these in accordance with the maintenance schedule (4x2). Supplemental air bag system Check the supplemental air bag system components for proper attachment. muffler. looseness and grease leakage under severe driving conditions only).Propeller shaft(s) Check the propeller shaft(s) for damage. abrasion. ( Front wheel bearing grease and freerunning hub grease Check the wheel bearing for grease leakage around grease seals. inspection should be performed more frequently. the bearing grease and free-running hub grease inspection should ). leaks. be performed more frequently ( Exhaust system Visually check the exhaust pipes. deterioration. Maintenance 9-11 . axial end play and smooth turning. cracks. and hangers for proper attachment. Repack these in accordance with the maintenance schedule. chafing. etc. rust. deformities. Work around and on the supplemental air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. damage. Check the wheel bearing and free running hub for grease leakage around grease seals. In case of frequent driving in muddy water. Under severe driving conditions. etc. cracks. axial end play and smooth turning.

MEMO 9-12 Maintenance .

..........10-12 Vehicle identification number (chassis number)...........10-14 Air conditioner specification label.......10-9 Wheel/tire size..............................10-10 Dimensions and weights ..........................................10-26 Reporting safety defects (US only) .............................................................................10-12 Vehicle identification........10-19 Towing load/specification chart .......................10-25 Emission control system warranty ........................................10 Technical and consumer information Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ..................10-2 Fuel recommendation........................................................10-13 Fmvss certification label........................................10-27 .......................................10-16 Trailer towing.....10-6 Recommended SAE viscosity number..............10-21 Uniform tire quality grading .....10-12 Engine serial number ......................................10-15 Securing the load .................................................................10-27 Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test (US only) ......10-15 Vehicle loading information ........10-12 Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate...10-13 Emission control information label ..................................................................................................................................10-7 Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations .........................................10-4 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation.................................................................10-8 Engine .............10-14 Tire placard ....10-11 Registering your vehicle in another country .............................................10-14 Installing license plate .....................................

25 10. When refilling.0 API Certification Mark *2 API grade SG/SH.3 3.9 3. Energy Conserving *2 ILSAC grade GF-I & II 19-3/8 gal Imp measure 16-1/8 gal Liter 73 Recommended Fluids & Lubricants Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (RON 91)*1 *1: For further details. see ‘‘Recommended SAE engine oil viscosity’’. see ‘‘Fuel recommendation’’. *2: For further details.CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/ LUBRICANTS The following are approximate capacities.95 50% Genuine NISSAN Anti-freeze coolant or equivalent 50% Demineralized or Distilled water 4-1/8 qt 3-7/8 qt 3-1/2 qt 3-1/8 qt 3-3/8 qt 3-1/4 qt 2-7/8 qt 2-5/8 qt 3. Capacity (Approximate) US measure Fuel Engine oil Drain and Refill KA24DE With oil filter Without oil filter VG33E With oil filter Without oil filter Cooling system (with heater and reservoir tank) KA24DE VG33E M/T A/T & M/T 4X2 9-3/4 qt 11-5/8 qt 8-1/8 qt 9-5/8 qt 9.7 3. 10-2 Technical and consumer information . Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ. follow the procedure described in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section to determine the proper refill capacity. The actual refill capacities may be a little different.

see ‘‘Recommended SAE gear oil viscosity’’.5 1. through an authorized NISSAN dealer.8 2.62 1. *7 section. *5: Available in mainland U. or equivalent ATF may also be used. DexronTM III/MerconTM. *7: Genuine NISSAN PSF. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid or API GL-4.1. SAE 90 is acceptable in temperatures above 0°F (−18°C). 2 (Lithium Complex) HFC-134a (R-134a)*6 Nissan A/C System Oil Type R or equivalent*6 For further details. see ‘‘Air conditioner specification label’’.Capacity (Approximate) US measure Manual transmission gear oil KA24DE VG33E Manual steering gear oil Final drive KA24DE VG33E 4x2 M/T 4x4 Front Rear Transfer fluid Automatic transmission fluid Power steering fluid Brake and clutch fluid Multi-purpose grease Air conditioning system refrigerant Air conditioning system lubricant *1: *2: *3: *4: Imp measure 3-1/2 pt 4-1/4 pt 9 pt 1-1/8 pt 2-5/8 pt 2-5/8 pt 4-7/8 pt 2 qt Liter 2.4 5. Technical and consumer information 10-3 . Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid. including recommended brand(s) of DexronTM III/MerconTM Automatic Transmission Fluid.0 2.S.A.S. *4 Nissan Matic ‘D’ (Continental U. Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid*5 or equivalent DOT 3 (US FMVSS No. 116) — lb (kg) 6. *4 Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ Genuine NISSAN PSF II or equivalent. DexronTM III/MerconTM or equivalent may also be used. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid.54 (0. *6: For further details.0 oz 200 ml — NLGI No.0.8 oz — 1.32 .1 0.70) 7. Outside the Continental United States and Alaska contact an authorized Nissan dealership for more information regarding suitable fluids.5 2.60 .S. Contact your NISSAN dealer for a list of approved oils.2 API GL-4*1 API GL-5*1 Recommended Fluids & Lubricants API GL-4*1 Viscosity SAE 75W-90 only 4x2 4x2 4x4 4-1/4 pt 5-1/8 pt 10-3/4 pt 1-3/8 pt 3-1/8 pt 3-1/8 pt 5-7/8 pt 2-3/8 qt Nissan Matic ‘D’ (Continental U.

Take care not to spill gasoline during refueling. (MTBE may. The fuel should be unleaded and have an octane rating no lower than that recommended for unleaded gasoline. CAUTION Using a fuel other than that specified could adversely affect the emission control system. These gasolines are specially designed to reduce vehicle emissions. NISSAN supports efforts towards cleaner air and suggests that you use reformulated gasoline when available. If in doubt. immediately change to a non-oxygenate fuel or a fuel with a low blend of MTBE..) If a methanol blend is used. it should contain no more than 5% methanol (methyl alcohol. intake valve deposit removers. octane booster.) which are sold commercially. Gasoline containing oxygenates can cause paint damage. sufficient data is not available to ensure that all methanol blends are suitable for use in NISSAN vehicles. How- 10-4 Technical and consumer information . Many of these additives intended for gum. If you use oxygenate-blend gasoline. is used. please take the following precautions as the usage of such fuels may cause vehicle performance problems and/or fuel system damage. If an oxygenate-blend. and may also affect the warranty coverage. If not properly formulated with appropriate cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors. If any driveability problems such as engine stalling and hard hot starting are experienced after using oxygenate-blend fuels. At this time. It should also contain a suitable amount of appropriate cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors. etc. varnish or deposit removal may contain active solvents or similar ingredients that can be harmful to the fuel system and engine. fuel injector cleaner. wood alcohol).e. be added up to 15%. excepting a methanol blend. Under no circumstances should a leaded gasoline be used. ask your service station manager. since this will damage the three-way catalyst. presence. it should contain no more than 10% oxygenate. After Market Fuel Additives NISSAN does not recommend the use of any fuel additives (i. Gasoline containing oxygenates Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing oxygenates such as ethanol. however. such methanol blends may cause fuel system damage and/or vehicle performance problems. you should use unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index).FUEL RECOMMENDATION Your vehicle is designed to operate on unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) (Research octane number 91). MTBE and methanol with or without advertising their Octane rating tips In most parts of North America. Reformulated Gasoline Some fuel suppliers are now producing reformulated gasolines. Nissan does not recommend the use of fuels of which the oxygenate content and the fuel compatibility for your NISSAN cannot be readily determined.

ever. Technical and consumer information 10-5 . or if you hear steady spark knock while holding a steady speed on level roads. Failure to correct the condition is misuse of the vehicle. which may cause excessive fuel consumption or engine damage. this can lead to engine damage. southern Idaho. western Nebraska. Wyoming.’’ (‘‘Spark knock’’ is a metallic rapping noise. you may use unleaded gasoline with an octane rating as low as 85 AKI in high altitude areas (over 4.219 m]) such as: Colorado. western South Dakota. northeastern Nevada. for which NISSAN is not responsible. If any of the above symptoms are encountered. Incorrect ignition timing may result in spark knock.000 ft [1.) If severe. Utah. This is no cause for concern. Using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than stated above can cause persistent. now and then you may notice light spark knock for a short time while accelerating or driving up hills. New Mexico. heavy ‘‘spark knock. because you get the greatest fuel benefit when there is light spark knock for a short time under heavy engine load. and the part of Texas which is directly south of New Mexico. However. If you detect a persistent heavy spark knock even when using gasoline of the stated octane rating. Montana. after-run and/or overheating. have an authorized NISSAN dealer correct the condition. have your vehicle checked at an authorized NISSAN dealer.

These oils must however. Oil which may contain foreign matter or has been previously used should not be used. This type of oil supersedes the existing API SG. Do not mix mineral based and synthetic type oils in the engine. it is important that the engine oil viscosity be selected based on the temperatures at which the vehicle will be operated before the next oil change. An ISLAC grade GF-I & GF-II oil can also be used. or in combination with other categories (for example. Only those engine oils with the American Petroleum Institute (API) CERTIFICATION MARK on the front of the container should be used. Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ. An oil with a single designation SG or SH. The use of an oil additive is not necessary when the proper oil type is used and maintenance intervals are followed. Oils which do not have the specified quality label should not be used as they could cause engine damage. Mineral based or synthetic type oils may be used in your NISSAN vehicle. use an API grade SG/SH. If you cannot find engine oil with the API CERTIFICATION MARK. Because of this. The chart ‘‘Recommended SAE viscosity number’’ shows the recommended oil viscosities for the expected ambient temperatures. Choosing an oil viscosity other than that recommended 10-6 Technical and consumer information . meet the API quality and SAE viscosity ratings specified for your vehicle. Energy Conserving oil. SH or SJ and Energy Conserving I & II categories. Oil viscosity The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes with temperature.be found. SG/CC or SG/CD) may also be used if one with the API CERTIFICATION MARK cannot NISSAN does not recommend the use of oil additives. Oil additives ATI0507 ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION Selecting the correct oil It is essential to choose engine oil with the correct quality and viscosity to ensure satisfactory engine life and performance. NISSAN recommends the use of a low friction oil (energy conserving oil) in order to improve fuel economy and conserve energy.

Your engine was filled with a high quality engine oil when it was built. Oil and filter other than the specified quality. use a genuine NISSAN oil filter or its equivalent for the reason described in ‘‘Change intervals’’. SAE 10W-30. — extensive idling. or oil and filter change intervals longer than recommended could reduce engine life. Damage to the engine caused by improper maintenance or use of incorrect oil and filter quality and/or viscosity is not covered by the new NISSAN vehicle warranties. Operation under the following conditions may require more frequent oil and filter changes: ATI1028 SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all temperatures. — towing a trailer. SAE 10W-40 viscosity oils may be used if the ambient temperature is above 0°F (-18°C). Oil and filter change intervals depend upon how you use your vehicle. — driving in dusty conditions. When replacing. RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY NUMBER Change intervals The oil and oil filter change intervals for your engine are based on the use of the specified quality oils and filters. — repeated short distance driving at cold outside temperatures. You do not have to change the oil before the first recommended change interval. Technical and consumer information 10-7 . Selecting the correct oil filter Your new NISSAN vehicle is equipped with a high-quality genuine NISSAN oil filter.could cause serious engine damage.

AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONS The air conditioner system in this NISSAN vehicle must be charged with the refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) and the lubricant. An authorized NISSAN dealer has the trained technicians and equipment needed to recover and recycle your air conditioner system refrigerant. 10-8 Technical and consumer information . CAUTION The use of any other refrigerant or lubricant will cause severe damage to the air conditioning system and will require the replacement of all air conditioner system components. Although this refrigerant does not affect the earth’s atmosphere. certain government regulations require the recovery and recycling of any refrigerant during automotive air conditioner system service. ATI0510 80W-90 for the differential and 75W-90 for the transfer case are preferable for ambient temperatures below 104°F (40°C). Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer when servicing your air conditioner system. The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your NISSAN vehicle does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. NISSAN A/C system lubricant Type R or the exact equivalents.

*2: Periodic maintenance is necessary.ENGINE Model Type Cylinder arrangement Bore × Stroke Displacement Firing order Idle speed Ignition timing degree (BTDC) at idle speed CO percentage at idle speed Spark plug Spark plug gap Camshaft operation Generator belt size Width × Length Nominal: in (mm) KA24DE Gasoline.0) 145. PFR5G-11 (Standard)*1 PFR6G-11 (Cold)*1 PFR7G-11 (Cold)*1 0.1) Timing belt *2 0.043 (1.389) 1-3-4-2 VG33E Gasoline.69 (17. 4-cycle 6-cylinder.701 x 31.602 x 3.84 (3.0) 199.504 × 3.8 x 805) in (mm) *1: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest parts information.5 x 83.5 x 905) PFR5G-11 (Standard)*1 PFR6G-11 (Cold)*1 PFR7G-11 (Cold)*1 0. V-slanted at 60 3.275) 1-2-3-4-5-6 in (mm) cu in (cm3) rpm degree/rpm [No air] % See the ‘‘Emission Control Label’’ on the underside of the hood.78 (2.268 (91.413 x 35.63 (10. The spark ignition system of this vehicle meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference — Causing Equipment Regulations.0 × 96. 4-cycle 4-cylinder in-line 3.1) Timing chain 0.780 (89. Technical and consumer information 10-9 .043 (1. See Periodic maintenance schedules in the Maintenance section.

WHEEL/TIRE SIZE
Road wheel/offset in (mm) 4X2 XE SE 4X4 XE SE 15X7J/1.57 (40) Steel 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy 15X7J/1.57 (40) Steel 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy Tire P235/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R15 P235/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R15 Spare tire size P235/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R15 P235/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R15

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DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Unit: in (mm)
XE 4x2 KA24DE Overall length Overall width Overall height w/roof rack w/o roof rack Front tread Rear tread Wheelbase Gross vehicle weight rating lb (kg) Gross axle weight rating See the ‘‘F.M.V.S.S. certification label’’ on the driver side door jamb pillar. 73.3 (1,862) 69.4 (1,764) 60 (1,525) 59.3 (1,507) 104.3 (2,649) 73.3 (1,862) 69.4 (1,764) 60 (1,525) 59.3 (1,507) 104.3 (2,649) 74 (1,880) 69.4 (1,764) 60 (1,525) 59.3 (1,507) 104.3 (2,649) 73.6 (1,870) 69.8 (1773) 60 (1,525) 59.3 (1,507) 104.3 (2,649) 73.4 (1,865) 69.6 (1,768) 60 (1,525) 59.3 (1,507) 104.3 (2,649) 178 (4,520) 70.4 (1,788) XE 4x2 VG33E 178 (4,520) 70.4 (1,788) XE 4x4 VG33E 178 (4,520) 70.4 (1,788) SE 4x2 VG33E 178 (4,520) 70.4 (1,788) SE 4x4 VG33E 178 (4,520) 70.4 (1,788)

Front Rear

lb (kg) lb (kg)

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REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
When planning to drive your NISSAN vehicle in another country, you should first find out if the fuel available is suitable for your vehicle’s engine. Using fuel with too low an octane rating may cause engine damage. All gasoline vehicles can be operated with unleaded gasoline. Therefore, avoid driving your vehicle in areas where appropriate fuel is not available. When transferring the registration of your vehicle to another country, state, province or district, it may be necessary to modify the vehicle to meet local laws and regulations. The laws and regulations for motor vehicle emission control and safety standards vary according to the country, state, province or district; therefore, vehicle specifications may differ. When any vehicle is to be taken into another country, state, province or district and registered, its modifications, transportation and registration are the responsibility of the user. NISSAN is not responsible for any inconvenience that may result.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION

CA0018

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) PLATE
The vehicle identification number plate is attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side. This number is the identification for your vehicle and is used in the vehicle registration.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (Chassis number)

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ATI1016

ATI1017

ATI1018

ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
The number is stamped on the engine as shown.

FMVSS CERTIFICATION LABEL
The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) certification label is attached as shown. This label contains valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), month and year of manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), etc. Review it carefully.

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ATI1011

ATI1019

ATI1013

EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION LABEL
The emission control information label is attached to the underside of the hood as shown.

TIRE PLACARD
The cold tire pressure is shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid.

AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION LABEL
The label is attached to the underside of the hood as shown.

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emergency tools. Be sure everyone in the vehicle is in a seat with their seat belt properly fastened. This weight does not include passengers and cargo. Install the license plate with two M5 x 25 mm bolts. fluids. Carefully drill a hole using a 0. Insert one grommet into each hole. and spare tire assembly.39 inch (10 mm) drill bill at each location mark (small dimple) on the bumper fascia. Curb Weight (actual weight of your vehicle) − vehicle weight including: standard and optional equipment. ATI1024 Technical and consumer information 10-15 . 4. GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) − curb weight plus the combined weight of passengers and cargo. Terms It is important to familiarize yourself with the following terms before loading your vehicle. people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.INSTALLING LICENSE PLATE Use the following steps to mount the license plate: 1. Remove the two screw gromments from the glove box. In a collision. Insert a small screwdriver into the grommet to turn the plastic insert. 5. 2. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. 3. VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION CAUTION It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle.

grain elevator. remove cargo as necessary. a roof rack. Do not apply a total load of more than 33 lbs. gravel quarry. (15 kg) to a single hook when securing cargo. Large or heavy objects should be placed toward the front of the trunk box to help prevent sliding or shifting. 3) After loading (cargo and passengers). 2) Compare the curb weight amount to the GVWR specified for your vehicle to determine how much more weight your vehicle can carry. Loads should be spread out. AIC1106 Determining Vehicle Load Capacity The load capacity of this vehicle is determined by weight. 1) Determine the curb weight of your vehicle. found at places such as a truck stop. not by available cargo space. The tie down hooks can be used to secure cargo with ropes or other types of straps. To determine vehicle load capacity: Vehicle weight can be determined by using a commercial-grade scale. or similar equipment does not increase load carrying capacity of your vehicle. Loading Tips The GVW must not exceed GVWR or GAWR as specified on the FMVSS Certification Label located on the driver’s door jamb pillar. Do not load the front and rear axle to the GAWR. or a scrap metal recycling facility. For example. and cargo should be properly secured.GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) − maximum total weight (load) limit specified for the vehicle. 10-16 Technical and consumer information . Doing so will exceed the GVWR. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) − maximum weight (load) limit specified for the front or rear axle. If either the front or rear GAWR is exceeded. ther GVWR or GAWR for your vehicle is exceeded. If GVWR is exceeded. shift the load or remove cargo as necessary. reweigh your vehicle to determine if ei- SECURING THE LOAD There are tie down hooks located in the cargo area. bike carrier.

See ‘‘Vehicle Loading Information’’ earlier in this section for details. parts on your vehicle can break. Technical and consumer information 10-17 . or it can change the way your vehicle handles. If you do. Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR or the maximum front and rear GAWR’s. Before driving a loaded vehicle. optional equipment (air conditioning. unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. Payload Weight Ratings The payload weight ratings shown on the following pages indicate the maximum total weight of passengers. Failures caused by overloading are not covered by your warranty. trailer hitch. Do not place cargo higher than the seat backs. AIC1107 CAUTION Overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle.WARNING Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. This could result in loss of control and cause personal injury. confirm that you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for your vehicle. etc) and cargo that your vehicle is designed to carry. In a sudden stop or collision.

drive to a scale and weigh the front and the rear wheels separately to determine axle loads. Individual axle loads should not exceed either of the gross axle weight ratings (GAWR).000 1. These ratings are given on the vehicle certification label that is located on the driver’s door lock pillar.250 1. optional equipment (air conditioning.000 1.000 1.000 Automatic Transmission SE kg 454 454 454 4WD Measurement of weights Secure loose items to prevent weight shifts that could affect the balance of your vehicle.000 1.000 1. 10-18 Technical and consumer information .250 N/A kg 567 567 N/A lbs 1. confirm that you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for your vehicle. move or remove items to bring all weights below the ratings.000 1.000 VG33E Automatic Transmission SE kg 454 454 454 lbs 1.Payload Weight Ratings (1) 2WD KA24DE Manual Transmission XE lbs Federal California Canada 1.000 1.000 1.000 Manual Transmission XE kg 454 454 454 lbs 1.000 Manual Transmission XE kg 454 454 454 lbs 1. (1) The payload weight rating is the maximum total weight of passengers. See ‘‘Vehicle Loading Information’’ earlier in this section for details. When the vehicle is loaded. trailer hitch. etc) and cargo that your vehicle is designed to carry. If weight ratings are exceeded. Before driving a loaded vehicle. The total of the axle loads should not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

on slippery boat ramps). braking and other systems. Remember that towing a trailer will place additional loads on your vehicle’s engine. only) is available from an authorized NISSAN dealer.S. The total trailer load equals trailer weight plus its cargo weight. Tongue load Keep the tongue load between 9 to 11 percent of the total trailer load within the maximum tongue load limits shown in the following Towing Load/Specification Chart. Your new vehicle was designed to be used primarily to carry passengers and cargo. If the tongue load becomes excessive. A Nissan Trailer Towing Guide (U. A Nissan Trailer Towing Guide (U.S. When towing a trailer load of 1. steering. braking and performance.TRAILER TOWING Maximum load limits Maximum trailer loads Never allow the total trailer load to exceed the value specified in the following Towing Load/Specification Chart. WARNING Vehicle damage and/or personal injury resulting from improper towing procedures are not covered by NISSAN warranties.000 lbs. CA0009 example. drive train. trailers with a brake system MUST be used. The maximum GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) should not exceed the value specified in the following Towing Load/ Specification Chart. This guide includes information on trailer towing ability and the special equipment required for proper towing. Towing loads greater than these or using improper towing equipment could adversely affect vehicle handling. (454 kg) or more. Tow weights appropriate for level highway driving may have to be reduced on very steep grades or in low traction situations (for Technical and consumer information 10-19 . only) containing information on trailer towing ability and the special equipment required may be obtained from an authorized NISSAN dealer. rearrange cargo to allow for proper tongue load. The ability of your vehicle to tow a trailer is not only related to the maximum trailer loads. but also the places you plan to tow. The GCWR equals the combined weight of the towing vehicle (including passengers and cargo) plus the total trailer load.

hitch. luggage. The gross vehicle weight equals the combined weight of the unloaded vehicle. front or rear gross axle weight must not exceed the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) shown on the FMVSS certification label. trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment. 10-20 Technical and consumer information . passengers. In addition.ATI1025 Maximum gross vehicle weight/maximum gross axle weight The gross vehicle weight of the towing vehicle must not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) shown on the FMVSS certification label.

500 (1. (kg) Engine Model Transmission MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT*1 MAXIMUM TONGUE LOAD GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATING RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT*2 KA24DE (4 cyl) 2WD M/T 3.TOWING LOAD/ SPECIFICATION CHART Unit: lbs. NISSAN recommends the use of a tandem axle trailer whenever towing above 3.268) 350 (159) 350 (159) 500 (227) 350 (159) 500 (227) 7.000 (3. Sway control devices are not offered by NISSAN.309) 8.628) 9. M/T = Manual Transmission A/T = Automatic Transmission 2WD = 2-wheel drive 4WD = 4-wheel drive Technical and consumer information 10-21 .000 (2.361 kg).309) Sway Control Device Sway Control Device Sway Control Device Sway Control Device Sway Control Device *1: All towing above 1.500 (4.588) 2WD A/T 5.500 (1.500 (1.000 (2.700 (3.500 (4.000 lb (454 kg) requires the use of trailer brakes.588) VG33E (V6) 4WD A/T 5. See a professional trailer/hitch outlet for a properly designed sway control device for your trailer.000 lb (1.492) 8.000 (3.588) M/T 3.000 lb (907 kg).268) M/T 3.628) 9. *2: A sway control device is recommended for all towing above 2.

After the hitch is removed. Do not modify the vehicle exhaust system. rough road surfaces or passing trucks. size. not to the vehicle bumper or axle. Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and trailer. Do not use axle-mounted hitches. Suitable genuine NISSAN hitches for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles are available at an authorized NISSAN dealer. Trailer tire condition. CAUTION Special hitches which include frame reinforcements are required for towing above 2. contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. remove the hitch and/or receiver when not in use. etc. Make sure the trailer hitch is securely attached to the vehicle to help avoid personal injury or property damage due to sway caused by crosswinds. brake system. The hitch should not be attached to or affect the operation of the impactabsorbing bumper. load rating and proper inflation pressure should be in accordance with the trailer and tire manufacturers’ specifications. Safety chains should be crossed and should be attached to the hitch. Safety chain Always use suitable safety chains between your vehicle and the trailer. where practical. A genuine Nissan trailer hitch is available from your NISSAN dealer. water or dust from entering the passenger compartment. Tire pressures When towing a trailer. to install a trailer hitch. 10-22 Technical and consumer information . seal the bolt holes to prevent exhaust fumes. inflate the vehicle tires to the recommended cold tire pressure indicated on the tire placard (affixed to the inside of the glove box lid).Trailer hitch Check the towing capacity of your bumper hitch or receiver-type frame mounted hitch. For assistance in hooking up trailer lights. Regularly check that all trailer hitch mounting bolts are securely mounted. To reduce the possibility of additional damage if your vehicle is struck from the rear. Be sure to leave enough slack in the chain to permit turning corners. Trailer lights Trailer lights should comply with Federal and/or local regulations.000 lb (907 kg).

4) Confirm proper vehicle stop/turn lamp operation. Technical and consumer information 10-23 . 2) Connect the tow harness to the vehicle harness located behind the right rear wheel well attached to the frame. Store the connector cap in vehicle glove box for reinstallation.To use the tow harness: 1) Remove the connector cap from the vehicle harness. contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Always confirm proper vehicle and trailer stop/turn lamp operation every time the trailer light circuits are connected for use. Reinstall the connector cap to the vehicle harness. 3) Connect the tow harness connector (SAE J1239) to your trailer. ATI1026 Trailer Tow Harness and Module (if so equipped) The trailer tow module on your vehicle allows turn/stop lamp control of a trailer being towed by your NISSAN. disconnect the tow harness from the trailer and the vehicle. located behind the right rear wheel well attached to the frame. The trailer tow module includes: ● trailer tow module which draws power from the vehicle stop lamp fuse ● one subharness containing a SAE J1239 specified connector If you need further assistance in wiring a trailer to your NISSAN. and trailer 5) When towing is completed. Store the tow harness in the glove box.

transmission damage could occur. Trailer towing tips In order to gain skill and an understanding of the vehicle’s behavior. you should practice turning. and then move the transmission shift selector lever into the P (Park) position. Do not drive the vehicle if it has an abnormal nose-up or nosedown condition. Always secure items in the trailer to prevent load shift while driving.Trailer brakes If your trailer is equipped with a braking system. Parking on a slope is not recommended. If not. However. shift into a lower gear and use the engine braking effect. for long steep grades. stopping and backing up in an area which is free from traffic. Coolant heat can be additionally vented by opening the windows. WARNING Never connect a trailer brake system directly to the vehicle brake system. Avoid sharp turns or lane changes. if you must do so. Be certain your outside mirrors conform to all federal. however. downshift the transmission to a lower gear and reduce speed to reduce chances of engine overloading and/or overheating. make sure it conforms to Federal and/or local regulations and that it is properly installed. stability and braking performance will be somewhat different than under normal driving conditions. Avoid abrupt starts. Avoid towing a trailer for your vehicle’s first 500 miles (805 km). your trailer wheels will be closer to the inside of the turn than your vehicle wheels. To compensate for Pre-towing tips Be certain your vehicle maintains a level position when a loaded and/or unloaded trailer is hitched. When ascending a long grade. acceleration or stops. If you move the shift lever to the P (Park) position before blocking the wheels and applying the parking brake. do not stay in 1st or 2nd gear when driving above 35 MPH (56 km/h). When making a turn. Steering. When going down a hill. Trailer towing requires more fuel than normal circumstances. switching the fan control to high and setting the temperature control to the HOT position. first block the wheels and apply the parking brake. check for improper tongue load. worn suspension or other possible causes of either condition. Always block the wheels on both vehicle and trailer when parking. Have your vehicle serviced more often than at intervals specified in the recommended Maintenance Schedule. overload. and if your vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission. install any mirrors required for towing before driving the vehicle. 10-24 Technical and consumer information . state or local regulations. Always drive your vehicle at a moderate speed. Always secure items in the trailer to prevent load shift while driving. turn off the air conditioner. If the engine coolant rises to an extremely high temperature when the air conditioning system is on.

B. Passing while towing a trailer requires considerably more distance than normal passing. When being passed by larger vehicles. resulting in reduced braking efficiency. possibly causing vehicle sway. make a larger than normal turning radius during the turn. This combination helps to stabilize the vehicle. be prepared for possible changes in crosswinds that could affect vehicle handling. steer straight ahead. For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A Treadwear Treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on tire wear rate when tested under controlled conditions on specified government test courses. a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1-1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. Never increase speed. do not use fifth gear (manual transmission) or overdrive (automatic transmission). When towing a trailer. To maintain engine braking efficiency and electrical charging performance. and may vary significantly due to variations in driving habits. A. This could cause the brakes to overheat. and C. Crosswinds and rough roads adversely affect vehicle/trailer handling. DOT (Department of Transportation) Quality Grades: All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. Those grades repreTechnical and consumer information 10-25 . Be careful when passing other vehicles.UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING this. Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example. and immediately (but gradually) reduce vehicle speed. If swaying does occur. Traction AA. service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. B and C The traction grades from highest to lowest are AA. firmly grip the steering wheel. relative tire performance depends on actual driving conditions. A. Avoid holding the brake pedal down too long or too frequently. However. For additional information see the ‘‘Maintenance’’ section earlier in this manual. change oil in the transmission more frequently. Remember the length of the trailer must also pass the other vehicle before you can safely change lanes.

or it becomes lost. They represent a tire’s resistance to heat build-up. B and C Temperature grades are A (the highest). you may obtain a replacement by writing to: Nissan North America. CA 90248-0191 Nissan Canada Inc. reducing tire life. 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga. Grades A and B represent higher levels of performance on laboratory test wheels than the minimum required by law. For US: 1) Emission Defects Warranty 2) Emission Performance Warranty For Canada Emission Control System Warranty Details of these warranties may be found with other vehicle warranties in your Warranty Information and Maintenance Log Booklet which comes with your NISSAN. and C.EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY sent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. If you did not receive a Warranty Information and Maintenance Log Booklet. Sustained high temperature can cause tire material to degenerate. WARNING The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Your NISSAN is covered by the following emission warranties. Box 191 Gardena. and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Inc. or excessive loading. Consumer Affairs Department P. Grade C corresponds to a performance level which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 10-26 Technical and consumer information . 109. WARNING The traction grade assigned to your vehicle tires is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests. B. can cause heat build-up and possible tire failure. cornering. and does not include acceleration. Excessive speed. Excessive temperatures can lead to sudden tire failure. hydroplaning. under inflation.O. or peak traction characteristics. Ontario L4W 4Z5 Temperature A. either separately or in combination.

Washington. 5. Technical and consumer information 10-27 . 6. In Hawaii call (808) 836-0888. you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying NISSAN. D. D.C. it may order a recall and remedy campaign. 1. Stop the vehicle. You may notify NISSAN by contacting our Consumer Affairs Department. then drive the vehicle at a speed of 53 to 60 mph (85 to 97 km/h) for at least 5 minutes. Repeat steps four through five least three times. your dealer. Accelerate the vehicle to 35 mph (55 km/h) and maintain the speed for 20 seconds. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. Allow the engine to idle until the gauge needle points between the C and H (normal operating temperature). it may open an investigation. then quickly release the accelerator pedal completely and keep it released for at least 6 seconds. toll-free. If NHTSA receives similar complaints. The vehicle is set to the ready condition when it is driven through certain driving patterns. Start the engine when the engine coolant temperature gauge needle points to C. area) or write to: NHTSA.REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (US only) If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 mph (88 km/h). your vehicle may be required to be in the ready condition for an Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test of the emission control system. drive the vehicle through the following pattern to set the vehicle to the ready condition. the ready condition can be obtained by ordinary usage of the vehicle. Quickly depress the accelerator pedal for a moment. If a powertrain system component is repaired or the battery is disconnected. However. 9. 3. NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you. 4.C. Before taking the I/M test. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 mph (88 km/h) and maintain the speed for at least 3 minutes. To contact NHTSA. or NISSAN. 8. 7. 2. and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles.S. you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-4249393 (or 366-0123 in the Washington. 20590. Stop the vehicle and turn the engine off. the vehicle may be reset to a not ready condition. at 1-800-NISSAN-1. Usually. U. READINESS FOR INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST (US only) Due to legal requirements in some states and Canadian provinces. Repeat steps one through eight at least one more time. WARNING Always drive the vehicle in a safe and prudent manner according to traffic conditions and obey all traffic laws. Department of Transportation.

The transfer control lever (if so equipped) MUST be in the 2H position for I/M testing on a two wheel dynamometer. Serious damage will occur to the 4WD system if the transfer control lever is not in the 2H position. Any safe driving mode is acceptable between steps.If step one through seven interrupted. Dynamometer testing for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test (US only) Due to legal requirements in some states/areas. an authorized NISSAN dealer can conduct it for you. 10-28 Technical and consumer information . your vehicle may be tested for emissions on a dynamometer. Do not stop the engine until step seven is completed. the vehicle could come off the dynamometer and cause serious personal injury and/or body damage to the vehicle. If you cannot or do not want to perform the driving pattern. WARNING If the transfer control lever is not in the 2H position during the dynamomter I/M testing. repeat the preceding step.

Strongsville OH 44136 1-800-247-5321 Technical and consumer information 10-29 .nissan-techinfo. see an authorized NISSAN dealer. this manual is the same one used by the factory trained technicians working at authorized NISSAN dealerships.A genuine NISSAN Service Manual is the best source of service and repair information for your vehicle. contact: Tweddle Litho Company 1-800-639-8841 www. Filled with wiring diagrams. Also available are genuine NISSAN Owner’s Manuals. illustrations and step-by-step diagnostic and adjustment procedures. or contact: Dyment Distribution Services 20770 Westwood Dr. and genuine NISSAN Service and Owner’s Manuals for older NISSAN models.com For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 1999 model year and prior. In the USA: For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 2000 model year.

Strongsville OH 44136 1-800-247-5321 In Canada: To purchase a copy of a genuine NISSAN Service Manual or Owner’s Manual please contact your nearest NISSAN dealer. For the phone number and location of a NISSAN Dealer in your area call the NISSAN Satisfaction Center at 1-800-387-0122 and a bilingual NISSAN representative will assist you. or contact: Dyment Distribution Services 20770 Westwood Dr. see an authorized NISSAN dealer.For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Owner’s Manuals for the 2000 model year and prior. 10-30 Technical and consumer information . Also available are Genuine NISSAN Service and Owner’s Manuals for older NISSAN models.

................................. 4-17 Clutch Clutch fluid...... 4-6 Alarm system (See theft warning) ......................... 8-25 Parking brake check ................... 5-20 Automatic Automatic power window switch ......................... 1-9 Air bag warning light .......... 4-5 Air conditioner service ........... 10-14 Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubrication recommendations....... 8-30 C Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants......................................................................................................... 10-2 Cargo (See vehicle loading information) .................................................................. 10-3...................... 3-7 Before starting the engine ......... 5-15 Break-in schedule .................................................. 2-12 Anchor point locations ......................... 8-15 Clutch pedal............................................................. 2-19 Cleaning exterior and interior ........................................ 2-19 Audio system AM-FM radio with cassette player......... 5-11 B Battery.................................................................. 2-11.................................................... 8-25 Brake fluid ........ 4-35 Anti-lock brake system (ABS)....................... 1-31 Child restraints.................... 4-10 AM-FM radio with cassette player and compact disc player................. 4-9 Air conditioner specification label .. 2-8 Brake wear indicators....................... 8-13 Driving with automatic transmission .......................... 5-25 Brake booster .............. 1-32 Antenna...................................................... 7-2 Clock .......................... 1-11 Air cleaner housing filter.................11 Index A Air bag (See supplemental restraint system) ................................................................ 8-18 Brake Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ........................... 4-22 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) player ...................................................... 8-15 Brake light (See stop light) ......................... 8-24 Brake system....................................... 5-24 Brake warning light ............ 5-25 Anti-lock brake warning light ......................... 8-24 Parking brake operation ......... 4-28 AM-FM radio with compact disc (CD) player ....................................................... 5-26 Controls Heater and air conditioner controls .............................. 4-10 CB radio or car phone ..................................... 4-3 Coolant Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants .. 10-2 ............................................................... 4-3 Air flow charts ........ 10-8 Heater and air conditioner controls .......... 8-30 Brake pedal .................................................................................................................. 2-27 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF).... 5-8 Belts (See drive belts) .................. 10-15 Cassette player (See audio system) .............. 8-20 Air conditioner Air conditioner operation ......... 8-16 Battery replacement (See multi-remote control system) .................... 3-4 Cigarette lighter (accessory) and ashtray ...... 2-10 Ashtray (See cigarette lighter and ashtray) ....................................................... 1-22 Child safety rear door lock ......... 5-18 Bulb check/instrument panel .................................................................... 4-15 Auto-lock free-running hubs ... 2-7 Bulb replacement..................... 4-36 Check engine indicator light (See malfunction indicator light) ..................... 8-26 Cold weather driving................................................................. 5-8 Transmission selector lever lock release ............ 2-11 Child restraint with top tether strap ....

............................................................ 10-11 Door locks...............................S....................... 8-15 Engine coolant................................................ 2-5 Engine cooling system ................. 2-22 D Daytime running light system (Canada only) ........................................................ 6-2 Flashers (See hazard warning flasher switch)................. 8-10 Changing engine oil filter.. 8-12 Checking engine coolant level .................... 8-3 Engine coolant temperature gauge .......... 8-5 Engine oil..... 3-14 Fuel gauge......................... 8-9 Power steering fluid .................. 5-18 Emission control information label.. 7-4 Cover Tonneau cover . 8-16 F. 8-5 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...............fuel........................ 8-18 Driving Auto-lock free-running hubs ........................................................... 7-4 Fluid Automatic transmission fluid (ATF)................................................................ 3-11 General maintenance ........................................................................ 8-13 Brake fluid .......... 8-6 Checking engine coolant level ...... 5-13 Precautions when starting and driving . 2-22 Cruise control........... 10-14 Emission control system warranty......................... 10-2 Changing engine coolant........................................ 2-18 Floor mat positioning aid ......................................... 10-6 Engine oil pressure warning light . 10-4 Fuel recommendation ......................... 8-9 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation .................. 10-2 Clutch fluid................ 5-26 Driving with automatic transmission ..................................... 5-16 Cup holders ...... 2-6 Fuel octane rating...........................S................................................... 5-14 Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide)..... 2-3 Tachometer .................... 10-9 Starting the engine . 9-2 11-2 ............... 8-6 Changing engine oil...................................... 5-8 Driving with manual transmission................ 8-27 G Gauge Engine coolant temperature gauge ............ 8-15 Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants . 10-7 Engine serial number .......................... 8-5 Engine oil...............................................M.. 3-2 Drive belts.......... 2-9 Engine oil viscosity ..................................... 5-2 E Economy ......................................... 10-4 Fuses ............. 2-3 Speedometer ...................... 8-14 Window washer fluid ............................................... 2-18 Dimensions and weights............................................................................... 2-5 Corrosion protection .......................................... 5-2 F First aid kit First aid kit ................................................................................................. 1-2 Fuel Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants .............. 8-5 Checking engine oil level ...... 10-13 Front seats Separate ................................................................. 8-9 Engine compartment check locations .................................................................................................. 10-13 Engine specifications . 2-5 Gear Basket (see roof rack with gear basket) ......... 10-26 Engine Before starting the engine ........Changing engine coolant.... certification label ....... 2-5 Fuel gauge.............. 5-18 Fuel filler cap ..................................V.......................................... 2-6 Odometer.............................................................. 5-20 Cold weather driving............. 2-14 Defogger switch Rear window defogger switch ......... 10-3.................................................. 10-2 Fuel economy ............................................................. 5-8 Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants ...........................................................................

.. 2-14 Headlights.................. 8-2 Outside the vehicle ............................................................... 3-15 Outside mirrors .............................................................................S.............................. 3-3 Maintenance General maintenance .... 5-6 Indicator lights and chimes (See warning/ indicator lights and chimes).. 8-29 Spotlights (See map light) ....................................... 8-29 Interior light and cargo light...................... 2-7 Inside mirror....................................................... 9-5 Seat belt maintenance..... 3-16 Multi-remote control system ........ 3-17 Outside mirror control ........................................ 3-2 Keyless entry system (See multi-remote control system) . 1-11 Brake light (See stop light) ...... 3-2 Power door locks ............ 10-14 Engine serial number .......... 2-24 Warning/indicator lights and chimes.................. 4-3 Heater operation...... 2-24 Meters and gauges............ 6-8 K Key.. 2-14 Headlights ...................................................... 9-4 Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ................................................... 3-11 Luggage rack (see roof rack with gear basket) .................................................................... 3-9 Hubs Auto-lock free-running hubs ..............................V.. 8-29 Heater Heater and air conditioner controls ......................................................... 8-30 Bulb check/instrument panel ................................................................................ 9-3 Maintenance precautions ........... 2-7 Lock Child safety rear door lock ........................................ 3-17 Instrument brightness control ................................... 3-11 Luggage (See vehicle loading information) ................................................. 9-2 Inside the vehicle........................ certification label .... 10-15 M Labels Air conditioner specification label ................................ 3-4 L Rear door lock .......................................................M..... 2-2 Mirror Inside mirror.... 3-4 11-3 ......................................................................... 2-17 Interior light and cargo light...... 2-25 Map lights .......................... 10-13 F.................................. 6-6 Jump starting .... 10-13 Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate ....... 2-11 Manual windows .................................................. 8-30 Headlight and turn signal switch .. 4-4 Hood release ............................................................... 2-24 Light bulbs ............................................................................................................ 2-18 Headlight and turn signal switch ...................... 1-21 Under the hood and vehicle ..................................................................... 2-7 Bulb replacement...........S.....H Hazard warning flasher switch ............... 3-11 Luggage rack (see roof rack) ............ 3-10 Luggage rack ................ 1-11 Light Air bag warning light ............................................... 5-20 I Ignition switch .................................. 10-14 Emission control information label.......... 3-4 Door locks......... 10-12 Warning labels (for SRS) ......... 9-2 Periodic maintenance schedules... 2-24 J Jack Pantograph type ............

2-27 Spark plug replacement... 10-27 Roof rack with gear basket........... 1-19 Seat belt warning light .............. 3-10 Rear seat ...... 4-22 CB radio or car phone .... 2-3 Spotlights (See map light) ................. 10-6 Engine oil viscosity ............... 6-6 Parking Parking brake check ........................................................................ 10-4 Odometer ........................ 4-28 AM-FM radio with compact disc (CD) player ................................................. 1-4 Rear window defogger switch ................................... 1-13 Precautions when starting and driving ................................... 1-16 Two-point type without retractor (rear center lap belt) .... 8-24 Parking brake operation ........................ 5-13 Skyroof....................................................................... 3-11 S Safety Child safety rear door lock ....................................O Octane rating (See fuel octane rating) . 3-4 Reporting safety defects (USA)............................... 2-25 Precautions Maintenance precautions ................................... 10-29 Shifting Manual transmission.......... 1-21 Seat belts.......................... 10-2 Changing engine oil................................ 2-10 Rear door lock ............................................................................................................... 10-12 Remote keyless entry system (See multi-remote control system) .... 3-4 Reporting safety defects (USA)...................................... 4-10 AM-FM radio with cassette player and compact disc player...... 1-11 11-4 ............ 3-16 Overheat If your vehicle overheats ................ 9-5 Power Power door locks ......... 5-23 Periodic maintenance schedules............................................................................................................ 8-12 Checking engine oil level .... 2-24 SRS warning label ...... 1-21 Seat belt maintenance......... 3-15 Outside mirrors ............ 8-19 Speedometer ................ 10-29 P Pantograph type jack........ 8-10 Changing engine oil filter.............................. 8-14 Power steering system ... 1-2 Service manual order form .................................................................... 6-10 Owner’s manual order form............................................... 10-27 Seat belt Precautions on seat belt usage....... 2-17 Registering your vehicle in another country .................................................................................... 2-8 Seats Adjustment. 5-2 Push starting................................................................................................................ 5-24 Power windows......................... 8-2 On-pavement and off-road driving precautions .................................................................. 5-15 Parking/parking on hills ............. 8-9 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation ............................................................................................. 4-36 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) player ........... 5-3 Precautions on seat belt usage.............. 3-3 Power steering fluid ..................... 2-3 Oil Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants ............. 1-4 Separate seats ............................................................................... 10-27 Rear anti-lock brake warning light........... 1-13 Seat belt extenders ................ 6-10 R Radio AM-FM radio with cassette player.......................................................................................................................... 1-13 Three-point type with retractor ............................................. 1-2 Rear seat . 2-18 Rear window wiper and washer switches .. 10-7 Outside mirror control ....................................... 4-15 Readiness for inspection maintenance (I/M) test.................................................... 8-9 Engine oil...........

................................................................................................ 6-14 Ventilators ................................. 1-6 Switch Automatic power window switch ...... 8-30 Sun shade................................. 5-14 Steering Power steering fluid .......................................... 8-34 Uniform tire quality grading .. 3-15 Tire Spare tire ............................................................... 8-36 Tires of 4-wheel drive .............................................................. 8-14 Power steering system ... 5-19 Transmission Automatic transmission fluid (ATF)................................ 10-14 Tire pressure...................... 6-10 Starting the engine ........................ 10-15 Vehicle recovery ....... 10-10 When traveling or registering your vehicle in another country............... 8-34 Wheel/tire size ........ 10-25 Wheels and tires................. 5-11 Travel (See registering your vehicle in another country). 10-25 V Vehicle dimensions and weights....................... 8-37 Types of tires ............................ 8-34 Tire rotation... 8-34 Wheel/tire size ........... 5-3 Tie down hooks..................................................................... 5-6 Rear window defogger switch .................................. 10-12 Tuning ................................... 8-35 Tire placard.. 2-12 Warning labels (for SRS) ...... 2-17 Windshield wiper and washer switch ......................................................... 6-8 Precautions when starting and driving ........................................ 5-8 Jump starting ............ 10-21 Trailer towing .................................................................................................... 2-18 Headlight and turn signal switch ................................................. 2-18 Theft warning............... 2-7 Weights (See dimensions and weights) .. 8-16 11-5 ............ 10-10 Towing 2-wheel drive models .............................. 5-2 Push starting........... 2-5 Theft warning ......................................................................... 2-21 Tilting steering wheel .................... 6-13 Tow truck towing ...... 5-24 Tilting steering wheel. 1-11 Hazard warning flasher switch ... 2-14 U Uniform tire quality grading ..................... 10-12 Window washer fluid............................ 3-15 Step rail.... 2-28 Supplemental restraint system (Supplemental air bag system).................................. 4-2 W Warning Air bag warning light .......... 3-13 Stop light.......... 5-13 Selector lever lock release ....................... 5-8 Driving with manual transmission......................... 8-13 Driving with automatic transmission ........................ 2-14 Ignition switch ............................................................ 4-11 Turn signal switch (See headlight and turn signal switch) .................................................................................. 1-11 Warning/indicator lights and chimes........................ 2-18 Rear window wiper and washer switches ....................................................... 8-38 Tire chains .................... 6-11 Towing load/specification chart................................................................................................. 2-27 Hazard warning flasher switch ....... 2-12 Three-way catalyst................................. 10-11 Wheels and tires....Starting Before starting the engine .................... 10-19 Transfer case ............... 10-12 Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate ........... 10-11 Vehicle identification number (VIN) (chassis number) .................................................................................. 6-12 4-wheel drive models ........... 2-16 T Tachometer ....................................................................................................................................................... 10-12 Vehicle loading information.............................

..................................... Wiper Rear window wiper and washer switches ....... Windshield wiper and washer switch ....Windows Manual windows ......................................................................... Wiper blades. 2-25 2-25 2-16 2-17 2-16 8-22 11-6 ...... Power windows................... Windshield wiper and washer switch ..........................

.. see ‘‘Fuel recommendation’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section............. 2-1 Maintenance schedule .. overheating...... Energy Conserving ILSAC grade GF-I & GF-II See Engine oil and filter recommendation in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section... 10-1 Recommended engine oil: API Certification Mark API grade SG/SH Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ.......... towing) How to start the engine ....... Failure to follow these recommendations may result in vehicle damage or shortened engine life.. 9-1 Do-it-yourself operations......... found in the ‘‘Starting and Driving’’ section of this Owner’s Manual......... at least 87 AKI number (RON 91) For further details such as gasohol or diesel fuel grade... Recommended new vehicle break-in procedure: During the first 1. Tire cold pressure: See the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid....................................... 8-1 Technical and consumer information ...... 5-1 How to read the meters and gauges ........ QUICK REFERENCE (page) In case of emergency ........GAS STATION INFORMATION Recommended fuel: Unleaded gasoline.000 miles (1..................600 km) of vehicle use...... 6-1 (Flat tire........... follow the recommendations outlined in the ‘‘BREAK-IN SCHEDULE’’ .... Follow these recommendations for the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle....... engine will not start...

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